Traveling Exhibitions

Exhibitions available to borrow or rent from our member institutions across North America, as well as select exhibitions that have been presented at CAJM institutions but which have been produced by independent curators or non-CAJM museums(*).

Architecture (open)

Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism
CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM, THE
Renny Pritikin - Chief Curator, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, rpritikin@thecjm.org

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Designing Home explores the influential role of Jewish architects, designers, and artists in the formation of a new American domestic landscape during the middle decades of the 20th century. It highlights the critical contributions of both well-known people, among them Anni Albers, Joseph Eichler, and Richard Neutra, as well as lesser-known or critically overlooked ones such as Ruth Adler Schnee, Marguerite Wildenhain, and Alex Steinweiss. The exhibition also examines significant patrons, merchants, and media figures who helped disseminate the mid-century modern aesthetic and worldview to a broad audience. It focuses on six hubs across the United States that were critical in the dissemination of Modernist design principals from the 1930s to 1950s -The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Black Mountain College, North Carolina; The Institute of Design, Chicago; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; California Art and Architecture Magazine, Los Angeles; and Pond Farm Workshop, Guerneville, California. This show comprises approximately 115 artworks, objects, and photographs. Guest curated by Donald Albrecht.

 


Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean | Photographs by Wyatt Gallery
WYATT GALLERY
Contact Wyatt Gallery or Tanya Zahara at info@jewishtreasuresofthecaribbean.com.

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This traveling photography exhibition documents the oldest Jewish synagogues and cemeteries in the Western Hemisphere. Images from the remaining historic Jewish sites in Aruba, Barbados, Curacao, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius, and Suriname reveal the significant yet little-known legacy of Judaism in the New World. The exhibition and accompanying catalog reveal the strength of the Jewish people and the beauty of their culture, and raise awareness of the urgent need for preservation and protection of these threatened historical treasures.

Wyatt Gallery is an award-winning photographer who uses his photographs to document and raise awareness and support for communities damaged by natural disasters, and proceeds from his projects in Haiti and following Hurricane Sandy have been donated to relief efforts. His work is included in the collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film; Museum of the City of New York, and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

The exhibition includes 38 photographs and interpretive panels. Contact the artist for further information: info@wyattgallery.com or info@jewishtreasuresofthecaribbeancom

 


Mehitza: Seen by women. Ce que femme voit.
MYRIAM TANGI
myriamtangi@yahoo.fr

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For the traveling exhibition and publication "Mehitza: Seen by women. Ce que femme voit," French photographer Myriam Tangi has researched and stunningly documented the role of the mehitza in synagogue life. Tangi invited leading Jewish thinkers, rabbis, and philosophers to contribute essays questioning and analyzing one of the most important matter in Judaism today: the separation between men and women, their roles and places in synagogue and rituals. Photographs were taken in France, Israel, and New York during Tangi's 10 year journey into this rarely documented element of synagogue architecture, a tangible representation of Jewish thought.

Myriam Tangi is a French photographer, painter and poet who has received numerou prizes and grants.The traveling exhibition features 30 to 40 photographic prints selected from the 70 black-and-white and color images that appear in the bi-lingual French/English art book.

The exhibition will be available for installations in the United States beginning January 2016.

The 30 to 40 photographs in the exhibition are ready to hang. They measure 40 x 50 cm (approx. 16 x 20 inches). The exhibition requires 25 to 35 linear meter (80-100 linear feet.)

Loan fee: $2000/month + transportation to subsequent venue.

 

 


Art (open)

Cultural Alarm: Tamar Hirschl
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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Large scale paintings alert viewers to the dangers of human and environmental destruction through personal memories of war and displacement in Croatia and Israel.

 

Space Required: 80 running feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security: Moderate

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205


Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism
CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM, THE
Renny Pritikin - Chief Curator, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, rpritikin@thecjm.org

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Designing Home explores the influential role of Jewish architects, designers, and artists in the formation of a new American domestic landscape during the middle decades of the 20th century. It highlights the critical contributions of both well-known people, among them Anni Albers, Joseph Eichler, and Richard Neutra, as well as lesser-known or critically overlooked ones such as Ruth Adler Schnee, Marguerite Wildenhain, and Alex Steinweiss. The exhibition also examines significant patrons, merchants, and media figures who helped disseminate the mid-century modern aesthetic and worldview to a broad audience. It focuses on six hubs across the United States that were critical in the dissemination of Modernist design principals from the 1930s to 1950s -The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Black Mountain College, North Carolina; The Institute of Design, Chicago; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; California Art and Architecture Magazine, Los Angeles; and Pond Farm Workshop, Guerneville, California. This show comprises approximately 115 artworks, objects, and photographs. Guest curated by Donald Albrecht.

 


El Viaje ... The Journey: Latin American Jewish Artists and Poets
JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA-FIU

Miami Beach, FL
United States of America

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The exhibit presents 18 Jewish artists from 10 Latin American countries (Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela). With 18 Jewish poets they have created an interesting group of art works and poems inspired by the theme of journey: sensitive testimonies that overlap local references of their countries, personal memories, social facts and Jewish symbolism.

 

Space Requirements: 83 linear feet

Rental Fee: $4,000 for 3 months plus shipping

Security: Medium. Evidence of $15,000 insurance coverage required.

Contact: Marcia Zerivitz, Founding Executive Director & Chief Curator, mzerivitz@jewishmuseum.com or (305) 672-5044 ext. 3180.

 

 


Eye of the Collector: The Jewish Vision of Sigmund Balka
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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An encyclopedic survey of the major European and American Jewish artists and themes in 19th and 20th century art, in paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs. (2 versions of show with either 112 or 46 works)

 

Space Required: 120-300 running feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security: Moderate

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205

 


Fabric of Survival: Images of the Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz
ART AND REMEMBRANCE
contactus@artandremembrance.org

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Over the past decade, several hundred thousand visitors to more than a dozen museums in the U.S. have been able to experience first-hand the extraordinary art and story of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz. More than 40
years after the Holocaust, Esther depicted her remarkable story of survival through a stunningly beautiful series of 36 fabric collage and embroidery panels. Untrained as an artist, she depicted in vivid color and exquisite detail one young girl's eyewitness account of the war, scenes of tragedy and trauma juxtaposed with the exquisite beauty of the natural surroundings. It is as if nothing escaped Esther's attention, or her memory.

Art and Remembrance has now created a traveling exhibit of this extraordinary art work for small museums, schools, Jewish Community Centers and other venues at a lower cost and with less restrictive facility requirements than the original art work. The exhibit consists of 36 very high quality photographic images of the original works, printed at slightly 
below full size of the originals (which range in size from 24" x 24" to 48" x 54"). Like the originals, this traveling exhibit serves as an effective tool to tell Esther's story and educate people, especially children, about the Holocaust, through the beauty and detail of Esther's magnificent creations. The artworks, along with information panels and text labels, can be easily installed and economically shipped via FedEx Ground.

Included with the exhibit are Through the Eye of the Needle, an award-winning 30-minute documentary about Esther, as well as teacher and docent training materials and resource guides, exhibit poster and postcard designs, and more.

Exhibit Contents
● 36 images mounted on durable panels, with D-rings for easy wall-mounting
● 3 information panels, including a map and photo of the artist
● Picture labels for easy wall mounting
● Audio guide to the exhibit and selected works
● 30-minute, award-winning documentary, Through the Eye of the Needle: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz by Nina Shapiro-Perl, with optional English and Spanish subtitles
● Website-www.artandremembrance.org-with biographical information, educational materials,images of the art work, audio guide download for smart phones/mp3 players, and more
● Exhibit guide for teachers and students
● High-resolution images of artwork for publicity and press use
● Poster and postcard designs with optional customization

Exhibit Requirements
● 140 linear feet of gallery space (100 linear feet if selecting to double hang where possible)

● Monitor or projector and DVD player if showing the 30-minute documentary film in the gallery space

Programming
● Artist's daughters or grandchildren available for speaking engagements, public or private exhibit tours (e.g., board members and major donors), special events and docenttraining

● 30-minute documentary film, Through the Eye of the Needle, available for film festivals and public audiences at 50% screening fee discount during the period of the exhibit
● Available for sale (at wholesale and on consignment):
--- Award-winning book, Memories of Survival
--- DVDs of Through the Eye of the Needle
--- Postcards of selected artworks

Rental Fee/Other Expenses
● $200 per week with $800 minimum
● Transit (inbound and outbound) shipping expenses 
● 50% deposit required to confirm dates
● $200 honorarium for artist's daughters or grandchildren if invited for speaking and docent training (plus reasonable travel expenses)

For inquiries and booking information, contact:

Betsy Simon Cowan, Program & Engagement Director
Betsy@artandremembrance.org or http://www.artandremembrance.org/contact
cell (210) 896-3116 or office (301) 654-7286

 


Line Point Fence: Paintings by Felix Lembersky (1913-1970)
THE UNITERRA FOUNDATION / LCAS
uniterrafoundation@gmail.com

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OVERVIEW: The exhibition presents images of Eastern Europe in the mid twentieth century, inspired by the artist's memory of Poland, Ukraine and Russia. Having witnessed the tumultuous years of two world wars and shifting political narratives, Lembersky reveals the land and people who bore the gifts and the burdens of life with grace, humility and compassion.

See a 10-minute film on the artist, his work, and his times.

FELIX LEMBERSKY (1913-1970, born in Lublin, Poland, died in Leningrad, the Soviet Union) was an artist, easel painter, theater sets designer, a teacher and an organizer of artistic groups. A refugee of World War I, he was raised in Berdichev, Ukraine, educated in Kiev and Leningrad, and lived in Leningrad and the Urals. Lembersky was a participant of World War II, a survivor of the Siege of Leningrad, where he was wounded during the city's defense. His parents perished in Holocaust in Ukraine.

Among his most moving works are the portraits of his fellow citizens and the places where he lived. His art is rooted in the early Russian and Jewish Avant-Garde and enriched by the mastery of representational technique and his rigorous classical education at the Academy of Art in Leningrad. The result is a broad range of work--from realism to non-mimetic expression.

Lembersky defined a new direction in Jewish art after the World War II--the art that is centered on Judaic texts, religious and spiritual worldview, and modern Yiddish culture, without reliance on conventional shtetel prototypes. Holocaust is prominent in his work. His Execution. Babi Yarpaintings (1944-52) are considered to be the earliest artistic rendering of the Nazi massacres in Kiev. LEMBERSKY devoted much of his work to the war and Jewish experience in it. Yet despite the gravity of his themes, his paintings are exquisitely beautiful and full of color and light that lift the spirit and delight the eye.

RECENT EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE: Felix Lembersky: Soviet Form, Jewish Context (Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 2013); Being and Beings: Works by Felix Lembersky (Pushkin House, London, 2013); Torn from Darkness: Works by Felix Lembersky (The University of Richmond, 2012); Faces of Revival: Postwar Russia in the Art of Felix Lembersky (The Rubin-Frankel Gallery at Boston University Hillel, 2011); Faces of Revival in Felix Lembersky's Art: Presence and Absence (The Rose Museum, Brandeis University, 2011); Point Line Fence: Art of Felix Lembersky (Newbury College Gallery, Brookline, MA, 2009)

FORMAT: Exhibition comprises 20 to 50 oils and works on paper. All of the work is in Massachusetts. The exhibition would be a resource to viewers with interest in art and history, to academic researchers, students and teachers. It complements curriculum in the areas of Jewish, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish history, World War II and postwar European and Jewish studies, literature, religion and social justice. Programming could include lectures and symposia on American and Soviet interaction, geo-politics and art, as a precursor to current events. In the past, music, film and literary events were held in conjunction with exhibition.

CONTACT:
Yelena Lembersky, project director
The Uniterra Foundation / LCAS
uniterrafoundaiton@gmail.com
(617) 642-0669


Mehitza: Seen by women. Ce que femme voit.
MYRIAM TANGI
myriamtangi@yahoo.fr

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For the traveling exhibition and publication "Mehitza: Seen by women. Ce que femme voit," French photographer Myriam Tangi has researched and stunningly documented the role of the mehitza in synagogue life. Tangi invited leading Jewish thinkers, rabbis, and philosophers to contribute essays questioning and analyzing one of the most important matter in Judaism today: the separation between men and women, their roles and places in synagogue and rituals. Photographs were taken in France, Israel, and New York during Tangi's 10 year journey into this rarely documented element of synagogue architecture, a tangible representation of Jewish thought.

Myriam Tangi is a French photographer, painter and poet who has received numerou prizes and grants.The traveling exhibition features 30 to 40 photographic prints selected from the 70 black-and-white and color images that appear in the bi-lingual French/English art book.

The exhibition will be available for installations in the United States beginning January 2016.

The 30 to 40 photographs in the exhibition are ready to hang. They measure 40 x 50 cm (approx. 16 x 20 inches). The exhibition requires 25 to 35 linear meter (80-100 linear feet.)

Loan fee: $2000/month + transportation to subsequent venue.

 

 


Proverbs for a New World: Ora Lerman
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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Paintings and drawings depicting narratives from the artist's family heritage, classic literature, and global travels.

 

Space Required: 70 running feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security: High

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205


PsalmSong: Carol Hamoy
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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A meditative, environmental installation, dedicated to the healing professions, is inspired by the ten psalms deemed by Rabbi Nachman to promote healing and by Kabbalah's mystical illumination of the connections between the divine and human worlds.

 

Space Required: 800-1000 square feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security: Moderate

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205


The Art of Aging
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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Contemporary art depicting the process of aging, through the lens of Jewish values, as a remarkable opportunity for continued creative growth.

 

Space Required: 150 running feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security: Moderate

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205


The Art of Hatred: Images of Intolerance
JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA-FIU

Miami Beach, FL
United States of America

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From ancient and medieval times to the present use of the internet, grotesque and cruel visual representations of Jewish people and others have stoked the flames of intolerance. This exhibit focuses on the effective use of graphics and imagery over the centuries to foster bigotry and social division. Its goal is to show the origins and mutation of these hateful images and to sensitize viewers to the continued use of propaganda.

 

Space Required: Approximately 209 linear feet

Rental Fee: $5,000 for 3 months plus shipping

Security: High. Evidence of $96,000 insurance coverage required.

Contact: Marcia Zerivitz, Founding Executive Director, (305) 672-5044 ext. 3180


The Elements of Alchemy: Paul Weissman
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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Inspired by Primo Levi's The Periodic Table, Weissman incorporates employs eponymous elements and metaphorical imagery to examine humankind's relationship to the basic building blocks of the universe

 

Space Required: 40 running feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security: Moderate

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205

 


The Jewish Graphic Novel
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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Action-filled and suspenseful, the Jewish themes of anti-Semitism, Holocaust, belief, and survival are combined with powerful graphic images in this significant literary genre.

 

Space required: 600 square feet

Rental fee: $100

Security: Low

Contact: Laura Kruger,lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205.

 


The Jonah Story: David Wander
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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A 13-panel, 50-foot long drawing depicting the complete story of the biblical Jonah. Wander's fresco-style work on paper pays homage to the entire while adding personal interpretations. Wander is a renowned book artist, who works in an "accordion style" book format, each unique. He has illustrated manuscripts of religious texts and created posters for Broadway plays. He works extensively in pastel as well as in oil and watercolor with a palette that enhances the spirituality and intensity of his subjects.

Space Required: 60 running feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security:  Moderate

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205

 


The L.A. Story
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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Ten contemporary Los Angeles-based Jewish artists investigate the impact of place and the search for artistic community on the creativity of artists who share a religious, cultural, and spiritual heritage.

 

Space Required: 135 running feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security: Moderate

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205

 


The Lost Synagogues of Europe
ANDREA STRONGWATER
Andrea Strongwater, andrea@astrongwater.com

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Collection of 120 paintings re-creating eighty synagogues across Europe that were destroyed during the Third Reich, based upon archival photographs.  Any number of paintings available for exhibition.  All synagogues are represented with exterior views, some with additional interior views. Each painting is framed and matted at 11"x14" or 8"x10" size (mix of vertical and horizontal).  Artwork can be hung grouped in one or two rows. Book scheduled for publication July 2011.  Art is available for sale with commission to exhibiting institution.  Photos of other installations on request.

 

Rental Fee: relative to number of works exhibited.
(65 artworks $1500 plus return shipping)

Space Required: 15' to 150' linear feet.

Security: Low


The Time of a Great Dream: American Artists Gift to the Jewish Autonomous Region in the USSR
RUSSIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION
Contact: Ekaterina Pichugina, Exhibits Coordinator, epichugina@russianamericanfoundation.org, 212-687-6118 (x200)

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The exhibition is a brilliant historical example of peaceful collaboration and cultural exchange between two superpowers, the United States and the Former Soviet Union. When in the late 1920, the Soviet government decided to establish a Jewish homeland in the Russian Far East, a number of American artists united to support this Jewish settlement in Birobidzhan, the new Promised Land, and organized an exhibit that was meant to be gifted to the Birobidzhan Museum. However, due to Stalin's repressions, it never happened, but the collection ended up at the State Museum of Ethnography in Leningrad. Many works were destroyed during the war, and today the museum has 74 works that are identified as part of the "Gift to Birobidzhan" collection. Majority of them are engravings and some of them are presented in this exhibition. 

The exhibit consists of 33 artworks framed in 3 29x21 frames, 21 17x21 frames, and 9 13 ¼ x 17 ¼ frames.

Rental fee: $2,000 per month plus round-trip shipping

Space Recommended: 50-80 linear feet (could be hung in two rows)

Security: High to Medium

 

 


The Whole Megillah: David Wander
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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David Wander's complete Megillat Esther is an accordion book, measuring 55 feet when fully extended, in which Wander has rendered and inscribed contemporary and ancient interpretations of the story of Purim.

 

Space Required: 70 running feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security: Moderate

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205


They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust
MAGNES COLLECTION OF JEWISH ART AND LIFE
Bancroft Library University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
United States of America

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The renowned anthropologist and Yiddish folklorist Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett interviewed her father Mayer for forty years. She and her family encouraged him to begin painting what he remembered.  The result, 60 acrylic on canvas paintings, recalls a lost world in exquisite detail and with extraordinary completeness.

Space Required: 2500-3000 linear feet

Rental Fee: $15,000

Security: Medium

 

Contact: Faith Powell, fpowell@magnes.org, (510) 549-6950 x333


Tikkun: Aliza Olmert
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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Conceptual photographs based on fragile constructions of broken egg shells convey the vulnerability of exhistence,  obstacles to survival, and the imperative to sustain life.  Tikkun, the Jewish charge to heal the world, is expressed through the mending of the shattered fragments.

 

Space Required: 145 running feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security:: Moderate

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205


Voices & Visions
HAROLD GRINSPOON FOUNDATION
Bonnie@hgf.org.

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TRAVELING EXHIBITION: VOICES & VISIONS

A traveling exhibition of the Voices & Visions Master Series (https://www.voices-visions.org/) is framed and ready to exhibit, and is being made available without a rental charge. The series of 18 posters by master Jewish designers such as Seymour Chwast, R. O. Blechman, Carin Goldberg, and Milton Glaster was commissioned by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. CAJM members were introduced to the project at the 2013 conference in New York. The only cost is for one-way shipping to forward the exhibit to the next exhibitor or to return it to the lender. Two framed sets are available for loan, for a few months at a time, to Jewish museums and gallery spaces. Drafts of the artists' work are also available, but are as yet unframed. 


Voices & Visions
HAROLD GRINSPOON FOUNDATION
Bonnie@hgf.org.

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A traveling exhibition of the Voices & Visions Master Series (https://www.voices-visions.org/) is framed and ready to exhibit, and is being made available without a rental charge. The series of 18 posters by master Jewish designers such as Seymour Chwast, R. O. Blechman, Carin Goldberg, and Milton Glaster was commissioned by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. CAJM members were introduced to the project at the 2013 conference in New York. The only cost is for one-way shipping to forward the exhibit to the next exhibitor or to return it to the lender. Two framed sets are available for loan, for a few months at a time, to Jewish museums and gallery spaces. Drafts of the artists' work are also available, but are as yet unframed. 


Young Girl at Ghetto Terezin: 1941-1944 | Drawings By Helga Weissová Hošková
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE - A LIVING MEMORIAL TO THE HOLOCAUST
Erica Blumenfeld, eblumenfeld@mjhnyc.org, 646-437-4351

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This exhibition features photographic reproductions of 10 drawings by Helga Weissová, a teenage girl at Terezin. These photographs depict Helga's view of life in the Terezin ghetto in Czechoslovakia, during the Holocaust.

In Terezin, children were allowed to make artwork; Helga's father urged her to draw what she saw. During an exhibit of children's works there, Helga was told to throw hers away, since they were too documentary in nature. Instead she saved them, and when she and her mother were deported to Auschwitz in September 1944, she entrusted the pictures to her uncle. He hid them in a wall until liberation, and then took them back to Prague. Miraculously, Helga and her mother survived, having being transferred from Auschwitz to a work detail in Germany.

Rental Fee: $200 per day/$500 per week + transit costs

Security: Low

Visit the website: http://www.mjhnyc.org/e_traveling.html#.Ui3vytjufTp

 


Zap! Pow! Bam! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books 1938-1950
BREMAN JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM, THE WILLIAM
1440 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA
United States of America

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The exhibit immerses visitors in an interactive world of Super Heroes and illuminates the creative processes of their originators. features 1940s serials, video interviews, a vintage child-size Bat mobile ride, interactive phone booth, a drawing studio, and costumes. Comes with installation and de-installation supervisor, catalogues, and rights to show serials.

Space Required: 2,800 sf

Rental Fee: $45,000 for 4 months, plus one-way shipping.

Security: Medium


Artifacts (open)

Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism
CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM, THE
Renny Pritikin - Chief Curator, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, rpritikin@thecjm.org

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Designing Home explores the influential role of Jewish architects, designers, and artists in the formation of a new American domestic landscape during the middle decades of the 20th century. It highlights the critical contributions of both well-known people, among them Anni Albers, Joseph Eichler, and Richard Neutra, as well as lesser-known or critically overlooked ones such as Ruth Adler Schnee, Marguerite Wildenhain, and Alex Steinweiss. The exhibition also examines significant patrons, merchants, and media figures who helped disseminate the mid-century modern aesthetic and worldview to a broad audience. It focuses on six hubs across the United States that were critical in the dissemination of Modernist design principals from the 1930s to 1950s -The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Black Mountain College, North Carolina; The Institute of Design, Chicago; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; California Art and Architecture Magazine, Los Angeles; and Pond Farm Workshop, Guerneville, California. This show comprises approximately 115 artworks, objects, and photographs. Guest curated by Donald Albrecht.

 


Decorative Arts (open)

Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism
CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM, THE
Renny Pritikin - Chief Curator, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, rpritikin@thecjm.org

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Designing Home explores the influential role of Jewish architects, designers, and artists in the formation of a new American domestic landscape during the middle decades of the 20th century. It highlights the critical contributions of both well-known people, among them Anni Albers, Joseph Eichler, and Richard Neutra, as well as lesser-known or critically overlooked ones such as Ruth Adler Schnee, Marguerite Wildenhain, and Alex Steinweiss. The exhibition also examines significant patrons, merchants, and media figures who helped disseminate the mid-century modern aesthetic and worldview to a broad audience. It focuses on six hubs across the United States that were critical in the dissemination of Modernist design principals from the 1930s to 1950s -The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Black Mountain College, North Carolina; The Institute of Design, Chicago; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; California Art and Architecture Magazine, Los Angeles; and Pond Farm Workshop, Guerneville, California. This show comprises approximately 115 artworks, objects, and photographs. Guest curated by Donald Albrecht.

 


Drawings & Prints (open)

Line Point Fence: Paintings by Felix Lembersky (1913-1970)
THE UNITERRA FOUNDATION / LCAS
uniterrafoundation@gmail.com

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OVERVIEW: The exhibition presents images of Eastern Europe in the mid twentieth century, inspired by the artist's memory of Poland, Ukraine and Russia. Having witnessed the tumultuous years of two world wars and shifting political narratives, Lembersky reveals the land and people who bore the gifts and the burdens of life with grace, humility and compassion.

See a 10-minute film on the artist, his work, and his times.

FELIX LEMBERSKY (1913-1970, born in Lublin, Poland, died in Leningrad, the Soviet Union) was an artist, easel painter, theater sets designer, a teacher and an organizer of artistic groups. A refugee of World War I, he was raised in Berdichev, Ukraine, educated in Kiev and Leningrad, and lived in Leningrad and the Urals. Lembersky was a participant of World War II, a survivor of the Siege of Leningrad, where he was wounded during the city's defense. His parents perished in Holocaust in Ukraine.

Among his most moving works are the portraits of his fellow citizens and the places where he lived. His art is rooted in the early Russian and Jewish Avant-Garde and enriched by the mastery of representational technique and his rigorous classical education at the Academy of Art in Leningrad. The result is a broad range of work--from realism to non-mimetic expression.

Lembersky defined a new direction in Jewish art after the World War II--the art that is centered on Judaic texts, religious and spiritual worldview, and modern Yiddish culture, without reliance on conventional shtetel prototypes. Holocaust is prominent in his work. His Execution. Babi Yarpaintings (1944-52) are considered to be the earliest artistic rendering of the Nazi massacres in Kiev. LEMBERSKY devoted much of his work to the war and Jewish experience in it. Yet despite the gravity of his themes, his paintings are exquisitely beautiful and full of color and light that lift the spirit and delight the eye.

RECENT EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE: Felix Lembersky: Soviet Form, Jewish Context (Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 2013); Being and Beings: Works by Felix Lembersky (Pushkin House, London, 2013); Torn from Darkness: Works by Felix Lembersky (The University of Richmond, 2012); Faces of Revival: Postwar Russia in the Art of Felix Lembersky (The Rubin-Frankel Gallery at Boston University Hillel, 2011); Faces of Revival in Felix Lembersky's Art: Presence and Absence (The Rose Museum, Brandeis University, 2011); Point Line Fence: Art of Felix Lembersky (Newbury College Gallery, Brookline, MA, 2009)

FORMAT: Exhibition comprises 20 to 50 oils and works on paper. All of the work is in Massachusetts. The exhibition would be a resource to viewers with interest in art and history, to academic researchers, students and teachers. It complements curriculum in the areas of Jewish, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish history, World War II and postwar European and Jewish studies, literature, religion and social justice. Programming could include lectures and symposia on American and Soviet interaction, geo-politics and art, as a precursor to current events. In the past, music, film and literary events were held in conjunction with exhibition.

CONTACT:
Yelena Lembersky, project director
The Uniterra Foundation / LCAS
uniterrafoundaiton@gmail.com
(617) 642-0669


History & Community (open)

350 Years of Jewish Service in the American Military
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH MILITARY HISTORY
1811 R Street, NW
Washington, DC
United States of America

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A-V (PowerPoint) presentation.  Purchase price: $100.


A Town Known as Auschwitz: Stories from a Jewish Past (working title)
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE - A LIVING MEMORIAL TO THE HOLOCAUST
Erica Blumenfeld, eblumenfeld@mjhnyc.org, 646-437-4351

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The Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is creating a photography exhibition exploring the little-known Jewish history of the town of Oświęcim, Poland-the town the Germans called Auschwitz. The exhibition will trace the town's history from Jewish settlement in the 16th century, through World War II, and into the post-war period-shedding light on the once-vibrant Jewish life of the town.

The exhibition will include approximately 60 reproduction photographs, 10 reproduction artifacts, text panels and labels.

Space required: 1000 sf

Rental fee: $ tbd

Security: Medium

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Albanian Muslim Rescuers During the Holocaust: Photographs by Norman Gershman
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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Photographs and personal stories of Albanian Muslim families who sheltered and saved Jewish during World War II.

Space Required: 140 running feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security: Moderate

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205

 

 


An American, A Sailor, and a Jew: The Life and Career of Commodore Uriah P. Levy, USN
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH MILITARY HISTORY
1811 R Street, NW
Washington, DC
United States of America

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The National Museum of American Jewish Military History often creates portable versions of the exhibits on display in the Museum galleries. This one includes 11 panels: 20" x 30" black foam-core, quarter-inch sheets with laminated black and white images.


Bagels and Grits: Jewish Life in the Deep South
INSTITUTE OF SOUTHERN JEWISH LIFE
P.O. Box 16528
Jackson, MS
United States of America

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Bagels and Grits: Jewish Life in the Deep South, the result of photographer Bill Aron's 14-year odyssey through the Southern states, depicts Jewish life in a series of images and text panels.

Space Required: Approximately 78-1/4 linear feet

Rental Fee: $1,500 plus shipping

Security:  Minimal

Contact:  Kate Lubarsky, klubarsky@isjl.org, (601) 362-6357.


Bergen-Belsen Revisited: Photographic Memoir of Colonel Charles Curtis Mitchell
BREMAN JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM, THE WILLIAM
1440 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA
United States of America

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Colonial Mitchell served as the Director of the U.S. Army's Pictorial Branch during WWII. This eye-opening exhibition documents the first days of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp for "...those not present as eyewitnesses, because such inhumanity would be beyond belief."

Space Required: 1,000 sf

Rental Fee: $1,500 for 4 months, plus one-way shipping.

Security: Medium

 


Bonim: Jewish Developers Building Florida & Building Community.
JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA-FIU

Miami Beach, FL
United States of America

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Since the 1820s, Jews have played a major role in transforming Florida from the South's least populated state into one of the nation's largest. Bonim portrays approximately 120 Jewish owners, builders, designers, financiers, or civic officials responsible for resorts, hotels, homes, hospitals, shopping malls, airports, highways, and bridges.. The exhibit is presented geographically on a large-scale floor map of Florida, with intersecting vertical panels.

Space Required: 22 feet by 32 feet and 120 linear feet.

Rental fee: $5,000 for 3 months, plus one-way shipping

Security: Medium.  Evidence of $100,000 insurance coverage required


Candid Moments in the Military
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH MILITARY HISTORY
1811 R Street, NW
Washington, DC
United States of America

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The National Museum of American Jewish Military History often creates portable versions of the exhibits on display in the Museum galleries. This exhibition includes five panels, 20" x 30" black foam-core, quarter-inch sheets with laminated black and white images.



Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American (A)
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY
Ivy Weingram, Associate Curator, iweingram@nmajh.org

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Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American is about the central role our national pastime has played in the lives of American minority communities as they sought to understand and express the ideals, culture, and behaviors of their homeland-or challenge them. It is the first large-scale exhibition to weave together the history of American sport, leisure, and national identity with the history of Jewish integration into American life. Fascinating artifacts, original films, and digital interactives immerse visitors in the story of how Jews and others have navigated American culture and addressed the ongoing challenges of life in the United States.

The exhibition includes approximately 130 artifacts, media, cases, graphic and text panels, and labels. It is available from October 2015-February 2016.

Space required: approx. 2200 sf

Rental fee: $50,000, plus shipping and insurance

Security: High

Please visit chasingdreams.nmajh.org for more information.

 


Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American (B)
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY
Ivy Weingram, Associate Curator, iweingram@nmajh.org

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Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American is about the central role our national pastime has played in the lives of American minority communities as they sought to understand and express the ideals, culture, and behaviors of their homeland-or challenge them. It is the first large-scale exhibition to weave together the history of American sport, leisure, and national identity with the history of Jewish integration into American life. Fascinating artifacts, original films, and digital interactives immerse visitors in the story of how Jews and others have navigated American culture and addressed the ongoing challenges of life in the United States.

Based on a groundbreaking, artifact exhibition presented at the National Museum of American Jewish History, this version of Chasing Dreams is composed of 5 freestanding panels and includes 1 27" TV monitor and 1 interactive touchscreen. Borrowing venues are encouraged to add their own artifacts and local stories to the exhibition in cases supplied by the venue.

Space required: 400sf or 60 running linear ft. All panels are freestanding.

Rental fee: $5,000, plus shipping and insurance

Security: Low

Please visit chasingdreams.nmajh.org for more information.

 


Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC
United States of America

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This thought-provoking exhibition explores the complicity of physicians and scientists in Nazi racial policies. Through reproductions of photographs and documents, films, and survivor testimony, it traces how the persecution of groups deemed biologically inferior led to the near annihilation of European Jewry.

Space Required: 2,000 square feet; free-standing panel exhibition with 8 A/V units

Rental Fee: $2,500 and transport to next venue

Security: Locked exhibition space, staffed during open hours

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Fabric of Survival: Images of the Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz
ART AND REMEMBRANCE
contactus@artandremembrance.org

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Over the past decade, several hundred thousand visitors to more than a dozen museums in the U.S. have been able to experience first-hand the extraordinary art and story of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz. More than 40
years after the Holocaust, Esther depicted her remarkable story of survival through a stunningly beautiful series of 36 fabric collage and embroidery panels. Untrained as an artist, she depicted in vivid color and exquisite detail one young girl's eyewitness account of the war, scenes of tragedy and trauma juxtaposed with the exquisite beauty of the natural surroundings. It is as if nothing escaped Esther's attention, or her memory.

Art and Remembrance has now created a traveling exhibit of this extraordinary art work for small museums, schools, Jewish Community Centers and other venues at a lower cost and with less restrictive facility requirements than the original art work. The exhibit consists of 36 very high quality photographic images of the original works, printed at slightly 
below full size of the originals (which range in size from 24" x 24" to 48" x 54"). Like the originals, this traveling exhibit serves as an effective tool to tell Esther's story and educate people, especially children, about the Holocaust, through the beauty and detail of Esther's magnificent creations. The artworks, along with information panels and text labels, can be easily installed and economically shipped via FedEx Ground.

Included with the exhibit are Through the Eye of the Needle, an award-winning 30-minute documentary about Esther, as well as teacher and docent training materials and resource guides, exhibit poster and postcard designs, and more.

Exhibit Contents
● 36 images mounted on durable panels, with D-rings for easy wall-mounting
● 3 information panels, including a map and photo of the artist
● Picture labels for easy wall mounting
● Audio guide to the exhibit and selected works
● 30-minute, award-winning documentary, Through the Eye of the Needle: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz by Nina Shapiro-Perl, with optional English and Spanish subtitles
● Website-www.artandremembrance.org-with biographical information, educational materials,images of the art work, audio guide download for smart phones/mp3 players, and more
● Exhibit guide for teachers and students
● High-resolution images of artwork for publicity and press use
● Poster and postcard designs with optional customization

Exhibit Requirements
● 140 linear feet of gallery space (100 linear feet if selecting to double hang where possible)

● Monitor or projector and DVD player if showing the 30-minute documentary film in the gallery space

Programming
● Artist's daughters or grandchildren available for speaking engagements, public or private exhibit tours (e.g., board members and major donors), special events and docenttraining

● 30-minute documentary film, Through the Eye of the Needle, available for film festivals and public audiences at 50% screening fee discount during the period of the exhibit
● Available for sale (at wholesale and on consignment):
--- Award-winning book, Memories of Survival
--- DVDs of Through the Eye of the Needle
--- Postcards of selected artworks

Rental Fee/Other Expenses
● $200 per week with $800 minimum
● Transit (inbound and outbound) shipping expenses 
● 50% deposit required to confirm dates
● $200 honorarium for artist's daughters or grandchildren if invited for speaking and docent training (plus reasonable travel expenses)

For inquiries and booking information, contact:

Betsy Simon Cowan, Program & Engagement Director
Betsy@artandremembrance.org or http://www.artandremembrance.org/contact
cell (210) 896-3116 or office (301) 654-7286

 


Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC
United States of America

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For Americans, the iconography of Nazism is found in the swastika, jackboot, and Nazi banner. But another symbol accompanied the Third Reich: In January 1933, torchlight parades announced the onset of the Nazi revolution; a month later, the Reichstag fire consumed the last vestiges of the Weimar Constitution. In May, German university students launched an "Action Against the Un-German Spirit" targeting authors such as Helen Keller, Ernest Hemingway and Sigmund Freud. The exhibition of 60 free-standing panels with interaction and A/V components explores how the book burnings became a potent symbol in America's battle against Nazism.

Space Required: 800-1,200 square feet

Rental Fee: $2500 and transport to next venue

Security: Locked exhibition space, staffed during open hours

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From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES, UNIVERSITY OF DENVER
penrose.exhibits@du.edu

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The exhibition examines the Jewish experience in the United States through the prisms of "Haven" and "Home." "Haven" opens with a selection of pivotal documents expressing the ideals of freedom that have come to represent the promise of America. This section also explores the formative experiences of Jewish immigrants as they struggled to become American. The "Home" section focuses on the opportunities and challenges inherent in a free society and the uniquely American Jewish religious movements, institutions, and associations created in response. In telling the story of diverse groups of Jewish immigrants who made the United States their home, the exhibition examines the intertwined themes, and sometimes conflicting aims, of accommodation, assertion, adaptation, and acculturation that have characterized the American Jewish experience from its beginnings in 1654 to the present day.

The exhibition arrive ready to install, with curatorial and registrarial information, public relations materials, publications, and installation, handling and shipping instructions. Educational and programming materials may be designed upon request.

15 Panels (double-sided, concave shape, each panel is 88"H x 96"W x 28"D)

Exhibitors are responsible for an exhibition loan fee, insurance, and shipping costs.

Please email penrose.exhibits@du.edu for more details on schedules and costs.

 

 


GIs Remember: Liberating the Concentration Camps
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH MILITARY HISTORY
1811 R Street, NW
Washington, DC
United States of America

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The National Museum of American Jewish Military History often creates portable versions of the exhibits on display in the Museum galleries. This exhibition consists of 16 panels, 20" x 30" black foam-core, quarter-inch sheets with laminated black and white images.

 


Hall of Heroes: American Jewish Recipients of the Medal of Honor
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH MILITARY HISTORY
1811 R Street, NW
Washington, DC
United States of America

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The National Museum of American Jewish Military History often creates portable versions of the exhibits on display in the Museum galleries. This exhibition includes 4 panels:  20" x 30" black foam-core, quarter-inch sheets with laminated black and white images.



Hava Nagila: A Song for the People
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE - A LIVING MEMORIAL TO THE HOLOCAUST
Erica Blumenfeld, eblumenfeld@mjhnyc.org, 646-437-4351

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This dynamic exhibition illuminates the memories and meanings of "Hava Nagila" that are a familiar part of the Jewish-American experience, and unlocks interesting details about the song's origins and journey around the world. The exhibition follows the song from the Eastern Europe, to Palestine, to America and beyond. It explores the proliferation of Hava Nagila and follows the song up to the present, where it remains a centerpiece of communal memory and YouTube. With its innovative design, the exhibition brings the song "Hava Nagila" to life for diverse audiences-blending history, popular imagery, film, and music to explore the song's vibrant and ever-evolving story.

Included with the rental are the exhibitry and components: all graphics and texts; framed images and record covers; colorful carpet tiles for walls; carpet-covered seats; films. Larger version includes hanging sound sculptures with players, monitors, and speakers. The exhibition has flexibility to work within different display spaces.

Space Required: Flexible

Rental Fee: Large version $9,000. Small version $5,000. Plus inbound shipping. 4-month rental, flexible.

Security: Medium

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http://www.mjhnyc.org/hava/

 


Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights
JILL VEXLER (*)
Tel: 212-505-6426 or jill@jillvexler.com

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Helen Suzman was one of South Africa's most vociferous and energetic opponents of apartheid. From 1961-1974 she was the only MP from the Progressive Party, and her tenacious fight for human rights led to a great friendship with Nelson Mandela. Twenty-nine (29) 20"x50" panels, which can be installed free standing or wall-mounted.

Space Required:Approximately 100 running feet.

Rental Fee: $1,000 per month plus flat shipping rate of $750.

Security: Insurance on premises and during shipping to subsequent venue


Jewish Photographic Memories by Gabriela Landau
JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA-FIU
Marcia Zerivitz, Founding Executive Director (305) 672-5044

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When Gabriela Landau wandered the streets of New York in the 1950s and ‘60s, her camera focused on a particular and favorite subject: the Lower East Side and its corner delis, street vendors, busy pedestrians, piles of pretzels and handwritten Yiddish signs. Exhibit includes 29 framed 11"x14" photographs and 3 text panels.

 

Space Required: 80 linear feet

Rental Fee: $2,500 for 3 months plus shipping

Security: Medium. Evidence of $100,000 insurance coverage.


Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean | Photographs by Wyatt Gallery
WYATT GALLERY
Contact Wyatt Gallery or Tanya Zahara at info@jewishtreasuresofthecaribbean.com.

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This traveling photography exhibition documents the oldest Jewish synagogues and cemeteries in the Western Hemisphere. Images from the remaining historic Jewish sites in Aruba, Barbados, Curacao, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius, and Suriname reveal the significant yet little-known legacy of Judaism in the New World. The exhibition and accompanying catalog reveal the strength of the Jewish people and the beauty of their culture, and raise awareness of the urgent need for preservation and protection of these threatened historical treasures.

Wyatt Gallery is an award-winning photographer who uses his photographs to document and raise awareness and support for communities damaged by natural disasters, and proceeds from his projects in Haiti and following Hurricane Sandy have been donated to relief efforts. His work is included in the collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film; Museum of the City of New York, and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

The exhibition includes 38 photographs and interpretive panels. Contact the artist for further information: info@wyattgallery.com or info@jewishtreasuresofthecaribbeancom

 


Letters to Sala: A Young Woman's Life in Nazi Labor Camps
JILL VEXLER
Tel: 212-505-6426 or jill@jillvexler.com

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The exhibition is based on a compelling collection of rare Holocaust-era letters and photographs, saved at great personal risk by Sala Garncarz from the time she entered her first of seven Nazi labor camps in 1940 until her liberation in 1945. Exhibition components are packed in one 629-lb crate: 62" x 42" x 62." Available through December 2016.

 

Space Required: 850-1200 sq. ft., 70-85 linear ft.

Rental Fee: $1,000 per month (multiple months discounted), plus shipping.

Security: Insurance while on premises and during shipping


Lox with Black Beans & Rice: Portraits of Cuban Jews in South Florida
JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA-FIU
Ira Newman, Curator of Traveling Exhibits, 305-672-5044 ext. 3165

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Photographs by RANDI SIDMAN-MOORE

Cuba welcomed Jews for 100 years. Some American Jews helped support the efforts for Cuban Independence beginning in 1892. Sephardim arrived in 1902 and Ashkenazim came in the 1920s. After World War II, German-speaking refugees and Holocaust survivors found a safe haven there. Cuba at first was reluctant to grant Jews nationalized status; the U.S. State Department pressured Havana not to change its policies lest the Jewish immigrants seek entry into the United States. By the 1930s Cubans Jews were permitted to become citizens in Cuba and most lived comfortable lives there until the Revolution on January 1, 1959.

By 1960 many private holdings in Cuba were expropriated. As most of the island's Jews were engaged in business and had gained a secure place in the middle class, many became disenchanted with the Revolution that was beginning to show Communist tendencies. About 10,000 of the 12,000 Cuban Jews had to leave everything behind them when they fled to South Florida.

These large format candid photographs by Randi Sidman-Moore reflect the daily lives and life and holiday cycles rituals of the Cuban Jews in South Florida. With excerpts from oral histories, the images show how they are different or similar to the larger society. These "Jewbans" are examples of diversity within one cultural landscape.

About 12 years ago, Miami photographer Randi Sidman-Moore was on a trip to Israel when she ended up in a bus with Cuban Jews from Miami. ''They had me in tears they were so funny,'' the photojournalist recalls. "The other Jews were so quiet, but they were having a party on the bus. They introduced me to the whole subculture.'' Sidman-Moore says she knew immediately that she wanted to explore the lives of Cuban Jews, to tell in photographs the story of what makes them different from other Jews, and different from other Cubans.

AVAILABILITY Negotiable

CONTENT: 26 photographs, 24" x 36" or 36" x 24" - "floated," laminated, with captions

2 text panels: Introduction & Artist's Statement.

SPACE REQUIREMENTS 80 linear feet

RENTAL FEE $3000 for 3 months plus round-trip shipping

INSURANCE VALUE $50,000 evidence of insurance required

SECURITY Medium

 

 


Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals: 1933-1945
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC
United States of America

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Through reproductions of historic photographs and documents, this free-standing panel exhibition explores the rationale, means, and impact of the Nazi regime’s persecution of homosexuals, which left thousands dead and shattered the lives of many more.

Space Required: 1,000 - 1,500 square feet

Rental Fee: $2,500 and transport to next venue

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Pride, Honor & Courage: Jewish Women Remember World War II
JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GREATER HARTFORD
Estelle Kafer, Executive Director, Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, 333 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. (860) 727-6171, ekafer@jewishhartford.org

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A panel exhibit and a 40-minute documentary film focusing on the service and sacrifice of a very special group of women.  Although the men of the "Greatest Generation" have been chronicled many times, little has been written about the experiences of women during that period. Women in the military served in a number of capacities, while at home, they took over many jobs to free men for combat. The war did expand some opportunities not only for women, but for Jewish women. This film and exhibit focuses on the stories of several women, representing the thousands who did their duty and then get on with their lives.

The exhibit consists of 4 panels (25" X 35" each), one title panel (10" X 15"), and an introductory panel (18" X 27".) The introductory panel consists of general historical background. Each of the other panels contains photos and quotes from the participants.

Rental fee (exhibit and video): $300

Shipping: cost of return shipping


Project Mah Jongg

Erica Blumenfeld, eblumenfeld@mjhnyc.org, 646-437-4351

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This popular exhibition explores the traditions, history, and meaning of the game of mah jongg in Jewish-American life from the 1920s to today. The game of mah jongg is explored in dynamic formats throughout the exhibition including 20th-century popular objects and a visitor-activated soundscape featuring the sounds of clacking tiles, reminiscences, and vintage music.  Large-scale graphics by Isaac Mizrahi, Maira Kalman, Bruce McCall, and Christoph Niemann show mah jongg as a stylistic muse. A game table at the center of the exhibition invites visitors to engage in the continuing tradition.  Project Mah Jongg is the first exhibition of its kind—taking visitors on an exploration of the game's cultural meanings through sight, sound, text, and play.

Included in the traveling exhibition are: the exhibition structures, casework, graphics and texts, artifacts (which you may use, or substitute with your own community’s like artifacts);3 CD players (with speakers) for visitor-activated soundscape;  a hands-on mah jongg set for visitor games.

Space required: 900 sf, but with flexibility and height variations 

Rental Fee: $16,000 for 3-month rental

Security: Medium-High

 

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Rebirth After the Holocaust: The Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp, 1945-1950
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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Photographs, documents, and artifacts depict how the largest DP camp in liberated Germany, a self-governed Jewish community, established political, cultural, religious, educational, and social activities that renewed Jewish life and played a significant role in the struggle to establish the State of Israel.

 

Space Required: 1000-1500 square feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security:  Low

Contact: Jean Bloch Rosensaft, jrosensaft@huc.edu, (212) 924-2209.


Rescue & Renewal: GIs and Displaced Persons
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH MILITARY HISTORY
1811 R Street, NW
Washington, DC
United States of America

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The National Museum of American Jewish Military History often creates portable versions of the exhibits on display in the Museum galleries. This exhibition includes 6 panels: 20" x 30" black foam-core, quarter-inch sheets with laminated black and white images.



Salute to Jewish Military Chaplains
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH MILITARY HISTORY
1811 R Street, NW
Washington, DC
United States of America

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The National Museum of American Jewish Military History often creates portable versions of the exhibits on display in the Museum galleries. This exhibition includes 5 panels: 20" x 30" black foam-core, quarter-inch sheets with laminated black and white images.

 


Scattered Among the Nations: Jewish Communities of India, China, Zimbabwe Peru & Uzbekistan
BERNARD MUSEUM OF JUDAICA AT TEMPLE EMANU-EL
One East 65th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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Challenging stereotypes of the Jewish people, the exhibit portrays six communities whose populations share the outward appearance and lifestyles of the people who surround them, with one major difference: they are practicing Jews.  Exhibit includes 35 framed photographs, labels, 7 text panels, and accompanying a/v slide exhibition.

Space Required:  1400 linear feet

Rental Fee:  To be determined

Security:  Medium

Contact: Elka Deitsch, edeitsch@emanuelnyc.org, (212) 744-1400 x259

 


Scots Jews: A Community Portrait
CREATIVE SCOTLAND, SCOTTISH COUNCIL OF JEWISH COMMUNITIES
Michael Mail: michael.mail2@ntlworld.com

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· Description: The Scottish Jewish community dates back to the 1700s and has contributed significantly to Scottish life, yet not a lot is known about it. This contemporary photography exhibition seeks to redress this, with images of Jewish life from across Scotland reflecting a diverse community maintaining its traditions while also embracing Scottish culture. This is a unique project never before undertaken and may never be repeated because the community is in decline (now numbering around 6,000). The exhibition is being launched at the Scottish Parliament in February 2014 in the presence of First Minister Alex Salmond. It will then tour throughout the UK and internationally, and the leading publisher Bloomsbury is producing a fine art book of the photographs.


· Photographer: Judah Passow, a winner of four World Press Photo Awards, website: www.judahpassow.com

· Examples from the Exhibition: http://www.judahpassow.com/galleries/scotgallery/

· Technical: The exhibition will arrive framed and in special crates. There are 80 images in the full exhibition, all black and white with dimensions (including frame) 17 3/4 " x 13 " x 1 5/8" or 45 cm. x 32 cm. x 1.5 cm. (length x height x width). There will also be two display boards - one giving a brief history of the community, the other listing the sponsors.

· Availability: it is available from summer 2014 onwards

· Cost: The project would like the venue to cover installation and taking down, all publicity, one leg of transportation and a rental fee. All this is subject to negotiation.

· SponsorsCreative Scotland, Scottish Council of Jewish Communities

. Contact: Michael Mail (a Jewish communal professional from Glasgow now living in London, a Hornstein Program, Brandeis University graduate). Email: michael.mail2@ntlworld.com, Tel: 00 44 7968 529609


Scream the Truth at the World: Emanuel Ringelblum and the Hidden Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE - A LIVING MEMORIAL TO THE HOLOCAUST
Erica Blumenfeld, eblumenfeld@mjhnyc.org, 646-437-4351

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Recognizing that the situation of fall 1939 required careful documentation and preservation, Emanuel Ringelblum formed a group code-named Oyneg Shabbes (Joy of Sabbath). Its mission was to document Jewish life in Nazi-occupied Poland. Reports on the deportation and murders of Jews, ghetto artifacts, photographs, children's school essays, and ghetto art were collected by the clandestine group from September 1939 until January 1943.

As the Nazis began liquidating the ghetto, Oyneg Shabbes buried the archive in several containers. In 1946, the first cache was pulled from the ghetto's rubble; a second was found in 1950; the last cache has been lost. Less than a handful of the group's members survived. "The Ringelblum Archive," as the materials came to be known, is the most important source for, and the most poignant testimony to, the destruction of Warsaw Jewry.

Rental includes 53 framed reproductions of the artifacts, labels, 4 panels, and 1DVD of the Archives being recovered in 1946.

Space Required: 90 running feet

Rental Fee: $2,000 for an eight week rental plus roundtrip shipping

Security: Medium

Visit the website: http://www.mjhnyc.org/ringelblum/

 


Seeking Justice: The Leo Frank Case Revisited
BREMAN JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM, THE WILLIAM
1440 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA
United States of America

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The exhibit recounts the racially charged and tragic events surrounding the murder of Mary Phagan in 1913 and the lynching of Leo Frank two years later. Includes catalogues, teachers guide, docent training materials, press materials, final art and audio tour

Space Required: 2,800 or 2,000 sf.

Rental Fee: Full or smaller version - $45,000 or $32,000 for 4 months, plus one-way shipping.

Security: High.


State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC
United States of America

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This groundbreaking multimedia exhibition explores how Nazi propagandists won over millions of Germans to their radical program using sophisticated advertising techniques and the latest technology. It encourages visitors to reflect upon the responsibilities of producers and consumers of propaganda today.

Panel Show Space Required: 2,000 square feet
Rental Fee: $5,000 plus outgoing shipping costs
Artifact Show Space Required: 3,000 square feet
Rental Fee: $7,500 plus outgoing shipping costs

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The Art of Hatred: Images of Intolerance
JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA-FIU

Miami Beach, FL
United States of America

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From ancient and medieval times to the present use of the internet, grotesque and cruel visual representations of Jewish people and others have stoked the flames of intolerance. This exhibit focuses on the effective use of graphics and imagery over the centuries to foster bigotry and social division. Its goal is to show the origins and mutation of these hateful images and to sensitize viewers to the continued use of propaganda.

 

Space Required: Approximately 209 linear feet

Rental Fee: $5,000 for 3 months plus shipping

Security: High. Evidence of $96,000 insurance coverage required.

Contact: Marcia Zerivitz, Founding Executive Director, (305) 672-5044 ext. 3180


The Jews of Tsarist Russia
RUSSIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION, INC.
Ekaterina Pichugina, Exhibits Coordinator, epichugina@russianamericanfoundation.org, 212-687-6118 (x200)

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The photo exhibition "The Jews of Tsarist Russia" presents scarcely known and unique pages of the photographic record of Jewish life and culture in Tsarist Russia from the collections of the Russian Museum of Ethnography in St. Petersburg, Russia. The collection includes distinctive and symbolic portraits of Mountain Jews created by the oldest Russian photographer Dmitry I. Ermakov (1845-1916) as well as photographs taken during the famous An-sky expedition of 1912-1914 which had groundbreaking significance for the modern ethnography of East European Jewry. Majority of the photographs were featured at the seminal ethnographic exhibition held in Moscow in 1867, among which are portraits from Mogilev, Vitebsk, Vilno, and Kamenetz-Podolsk provinces, as well as Armenia and Crimea.

The exhibit consists of 64 photos framed in 46 identical 17x21 frames.

Rental Fee: $2,000 per month plus round-trip shipping

Space Recommended: 80 linear feet (could be hung in two rows)

Security: Medium

 


The Lost Synagogues of Europe
ANDREA STRONGWATER
Andrea Strongwater, andrea@astrongwater.com

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Collection of 120 paintings re-creating eighty synagogues across Europe that were destroyed during the Third Reich, based upon archival photographs.  Any number of paintings available for exhibition.  All synagogues are represented with exterior views, some with additional interior views. Each painting is framed and matted at 11"x14" or 8"x10" size (mix of vertical and horizontal).  Artwork can be hung grouped in one or two rows. Book scheduled for publication July 2011.  Art is available for sale with commission to exhibiting institution.  Photos of other installations on request.

 

Rental Fee: relative to number of works exhibited.
(65 artworks $1500 plus return shipping)

Space Required: 15' to 150' linear feet.

Security: Low


The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC
United States of America

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This exhibition explores the ways in which the Nazis used the Games successfully for military training, pageantry, and propaganda. Ninety-eight exhibit elements and 4 A/V station address some of the controversy surrounding the Games and explores the stories of individual athletes who were barred from competition because of their ethnic or racial heritage, who chose to boycott and forfeit their chance of individual glory, or who - like Jesse Owens - won medals and put the lie to Nazi racial beliefs.

Space Required: 3,000 -4,000 square foot, 11' ceilings

Rental Fee: $15,000 and transport to next venue

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The Time of a Great Dream: American Artists Gift to the Jewish Autonomous Region in the USSR
RUSSIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION
Contact: Ekaterina Pichugina, Exhibits Coordinator, epichugina@russianamericanfoundation.org, 212-687-6118 (x200)

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The exhibition is a brilliant historical example of peaceful collaboration and cultural exchange between two superpowers, the United States and the Former Soviet Union. When in the late 1920, the Soviet government decided to establish a Jewish homeland in the Russian Far East, a number of American artists united to support this Jewish settlement in Birobidzhan, the new Promised Land, and organized an exhibit that was meant to be gifted to the Birobidzhan Museum. However, due to Stalin's repressions, it never happened, but the collection ended up at the State Museum of Ethnography in Leningrad. Many works were destroyed during the war, and today the museum has 74 works that are identified as part of the "Gift to Birobidzhan" collection. Majority of them are engravings and some of them are presented in this exhibition. 

The exhibit consists of 33 artworks framed in 3 29x21 frames, 21 17x21 frames, and 9 13 ¼ x 17 ¼ frames.

Rental fee: $2,000 per month plus round-trip shipping

Space Recommended: 50-80 linear feet (could be hung in two rows)

Security: High to Medium

 

 


They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust
MAGNES COLLECTION OF JEWISH ART AND LIFE
Bancroft Library University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
United States of America

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The renowned anthropologist and Yiddish folklorist Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett interviewed her father Mayer for forty years. She and her family encouraged him to begin painting what he remembered.  The result, 60 acrylic on canvas paintings, recalls a lost world in exquisite detail and with extraordinary completeness.

Space Required: 2500-3000 linear feet

Rental Fee: $15,000

Security: Medium

 

Contact: Faith Powell, fpowell@magnes.org, (510) 549-6950 x333


Varian Fry: Assignment Rescue 1940-1941
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC
United States of America

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This story, told with 32 wall-hung panels, chronicles Varian Fry's heroic efforts to help political and intellectual refugees escape Nazi-controlled Vichy France in 1940 and 1941. Through his work with the Emergency Rescue Committee's and his own clandestine operation, many artists, writers, philosophers, and their families - Jews and non-Jews alike - were spirited away to safety. By the time the French expelled Fry in September 1941, he and his colleagues had managed to save some 2,000 refugees, including Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Hannah Arendt, and Andre Breton.

Space Required: 80 linear feet

Rental Fee: $900; transport to next venue


Voices & Visions
HAROLD GRINSPOON FOUNDATION
Bonnie@hgf.org.

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TRAVELING EXHIBITION: VOICES & VISIONS

A traveling exhibition of the Voices & Visions Master Series (https://www.voices-visions.org/) is framed and ready to exhibit, and is being made available without a rental charge. The series of 18 posters by master Jewish designers such as Seymour Chwast, R. O. Blechman, Carin Goldberg, and Milton Glaster was commissioned by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. CAJM members were introduced to the project at the 2013 conference in New York. The only cost is for one-way shipping to forward the exhibit to the next exhibitor or to return it to the lender. Two framed sets are available for loan, for a few months at a time, to Jewish museums and gallery spaces. Drafts of the artists' work are also available, but are as yet unframed. 


Voices & Visions
HAROLD GRINSPOON FOUNDATION
Bonnie@hgf.org.

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A traveling exhibition of the Voices & Visions Master Series (https://www.voices-visions.org/) is framed and ready to exhibit, and is being made available without a rental charge. The series of 18 posters by master Jewish designers such as Seymour Chwast, R. O. Blechman, Carin Goldberg, and Milton Glaster was commissioned by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. CAJM members were introduced to the project at the 2013 conference in New York. The only cost is for one-way shipping to forward the exhibit to the next exhibitor or to return it to the lender. Two framed sets are available for loan, for a few months at a time, to Jewish museums and gallery spaces. Drafts of the artists' work are also available, but are as yet unframed. 


Waldsee - 1944
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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International artists have created their own visual symbolism in the size and form of the original postcards to commemorate the annihilation of Hungarian Jewry during the summer of 1944, when Jews deported to their deaths at Auschwitz were required to write deceptive postcards to their families.

 

Space Required: 50 running feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security: Moderate

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205


With Stone Shoes: An Ethiopian Jewish Journey
SHALOM STREET
6600 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI
United States of America

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Hands-on exploration of Ethiopian Jews’ life in Ethiopia and their struggle through the Sudan to Israel. Includes rare footage of Operation Moses.  All facets of this exhibit are interactive.

Space Required:  1500–2000 square feet

Rental Fee:  $10,000-$15,000

Security:  Mid - high

Contact:  Wendy Sadler, Shalom Street, Director (248) 432-5454


Women in the Military: A Jewish Perspective
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH MILITARY HISTORY
1811 R Street, NW
Washington, DC
United States of America

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The National Museum of American Jewish Military History often creates portable versions of the exhibits on display in the Museum galleries. This exhibition includes 18 panels: 20" x 30" black foam-core, quarter-inch sheets with laminated black and white images .

 


Young Girl at Ghetto Terezin: 1941-1944 | Drawings By Helga Weissová Hošková
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE - A LIVING MEMORIAL TO THE HOLOCAUST
Erica Blumenfeld, eblumenfeld@mjhnyc.org, 646-437-4351

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This exhibition features photographic reproductions of 10 drawings by Helga Weissová, a teenage girl at Terezin. These photographs depict Helga's view of life in the Terezin ghetto in Czechoslovakia, during the Holocaust.

In Terezin, children were allowed to make artwork; Helga's father urged her to draw what she saw. During an exhibit of children's works there, Helga was told to throw hers away, since they were too documentary in nature. Instead she saved them, and when she and her mother were deported to Auschwitz in September 1944, she entrusted the pictures to her uncle. He hid them in a wall until liberation, and then took them back to Prague. Miraculously, Helga and her mother survived, having being transferred from Auschwitz to a work detail in Germany.

Rental Fee: $200 per day/$500 per week + transit costs

Security: Low

Visit the website: http://www.mjhnyc.org/e_traveling.html#.Ui3vytjufTp

 


Holocaust (open)

A Town Known as Auschwitz: Stories from a Jewish Past (working title)
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE - A LIVING MEMORIAL TO THE HOLOCAUST
Erica Blumenfeld, eblumenfeld@mjhnyc.org, 646-437-4351

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The Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is creating a photography exhibition exploring the little-known Jewish history of the town of Oświęcim, Poland-the town the Germans called Auschwitz. The exhibition will trace the town's history from Jewish settlement in the 16th century, through World War II, and into the post-war period-shedding light on the once-vibrant Jewish life of the town.

The exhibition will include approximately 60 reproduction photographs, 10 reproduction artifacts, text panels and labels.

Space required: 1000 sf

Rental fee: $ tbd

Security: Medium

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Albanian Muslim Rescuers During the Holocaust: Photographs by Norman Gershman
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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Photographs and personal stories of Albanian Muslim families who sheltered and saved Jewish during World War II.

Space Required: 140 running feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security: Moderate

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205

 

 


Bergen-Belsen Revisited: Photographic Memoir of Colonel Charles Curtis Mitchell
BREMAN JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM, THE WILLIAM
1440 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA
United States of America

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Colonial Mitchell served as the Director of the U.S. Army's Pictorial Branch during WWII. This eye-opening exhibition documents the first days of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp for "...those not present as eyewitnesses, because such inhumanity would be beyond belief."

Space Required: 1,000 sf

Rental Fee: $1,500 for 4 months, plus one-way shipping.

Security: Medium

 


Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC
United States of America

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This thought-provoking exhibition explores the complicity of physicians and scientists in Nazi racial policies. Through reproductions of photographs and documents, films, and survivor testimony, it traces how the persecution of groups deemed biologically inferior led to the near annihilation of European Jewry.

Space Required: 2,000 square feet; free-standing panel exhibition with 8 A/V units

Rental Fee: $2,500 and transport to next venue

Security: Locked exhibition space, staffed during open hours

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Fabric of Survival: Images of the Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz
ART AND REMEMBRANCE
contactus@artandremembrance.org

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Over the past decade, several hundred thousand visitors to more than a dozen museums in the U.S. have been able to experience first-hand the extraordinary art and story of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz. More than 40
years after the Holocaust, Esther depicted her remarkable story of survival through a stunningly beautiful series of 36 fabric collage and embroidery panels. Untrained as an artist, she depicted in vivid color and exquisite detail one young girl's eyewitness account of the war, scenes of tragedy and trauma juxtaposed with the exquisite beauty of the natural surroundings. It is as if nothing escaped Esther's attention, or her memory.

Art and Remembrance has now created a traveling exhibit of this extraordinary art work for small museums, schools, Jewish Community Centers and other venues at a lower cost and with less restrictive facility requirements than the original art work. The exhibit consists of 36 very high quality photographic images of the original works, printed at slightly 
below full size of the originals (which range in size from 24" x 24" to 48" x 54"). Like the originals, this traveling exhibit serves as an effective tool to tell Esther's story and educate people, especially children, about the Holocaust, through the beauty and detail of Esther's magnificent creations. The artworks, along with information panels and text labels, can be easily installed and economically shipped via FedEx Ground.

Included with the exhibit are Through the Eye of the Needle, an award-winning 30-minute documentary about Esther, as well as teacher and docent training materials and resource guides, exhibit poster and postcard designs, and more.

Exhibit Contents
● 36 images mounted on durable panels, with D-rings for easy wall-mounting
● 3 information panels, including a map and photo of the artist
● Picture labels for easy wall mounting
● Audio guide to the exhibit and selected works
● 30-minute, award-winning documentary, Through the Eye of the Needle: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz by Nina Shapiro-Perl, with optional English and Spanish subtitles
● Website-www.artandremembrance.org-with biographical information, educational materials,images of the art work, audio guide download for smart phones/mp3 players, and more
● Exhibit guide for teachers and students
● High-resolution images of artwork for publicity and press use
● Poster and postcard designs with optional customization

Exhibit Requirements
● 140 linear feet of gallery space (100 linear feet if selecting to double hang where possible)

● Monitor or projector and DVD player if showing the 30-minute documentary film in the gallery space

Programming
● Artist's daughters or grandchildren available for speaking engagements, public or private exhibit tours (e.g., board members and major donors), special events and docenttraining

● 30-minute documentary film, Through the Eye of the Needle, available for film festivals and public audiences at 50% screening fee discount during the period of the exhibit
● Available for sale (at wholesale and on consignment):
--- Award-winning book, Memories of Survival
--- DVDs of Through the Eye of the Needle
--- Postcards of selected artworks

Rental Fee/Other Expenses
● $200 per week with $800 minimum
● Transit (inbound and outbound) shipping expenses 
● 50% deposit required to confirm dates
● $200 honorarium for artist's daughters or grandchildren if invited for speaking and docent training (plus reasonable travel expenses)

For inquiries and booking information, contact:

Betsy Simon Cowan, Program & Engagement Director
Betsy@artandremembrance.org or http://www.artandremembrance.org/contact
cell (210) 896-3116 or office (301) 654-7286

 


Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC
United States of America

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For Americans, the iconography of Nazism is found in the swastika, jackboot, and Nazi banner. But another symbol accompanied the Third Reich: In January 1933, torchlight parades announced the onset of the Nazi revolution; a month later, the Reichstag fire consumed the last vestiges of the Weimar Constitution. In May, German university students launched an "Action Against the Un-German Spirit" targeting authors such as Helen Keller, Ernest Hemingway and Sigmund Freud. The exhibition of 60 free-standing panels with interaction and A/V components explores how the book burnings became a potent symbol in America's battle against Nazism.

Space Required: 800-1,200 square feet

Rental Fee: $2500 and transport to next venue

Security: Locked exhibition space, staffed during open hours

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From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES, UNIVERSITY OF DENVER
penrose.exhibits@du.edu

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The exhibition examines the Jewish experience in the United States through the prisms of "Haven" and "Home." "Haven" opens with a selection of pivotal documents expressing the ideals of freedom that have come to represent the promise of America. This section also explores the formative experiences of Jewish immigrants as they struggled to become American. The "Home" section focuses on the opportunities and challenges inherent in a free society and the uniquely American Jewish religious movements, institutions, and associations created in response. In telling the story of diverse groups of Jewish immigrants who made the United States their home, the exhibition examines the intertwined themes, and sometimes conflicting aims, of accommodation, assertion, adaptation, and acculturation that have characterized the American Jewish experience from its beginnings in 1654 to the present day.

The exhibition arrive ready to install, with curatorial and registrarial information, public relations materials, publications, and installation, handling and shipping instructions. Educational and programming materials may be designed upon request.

15 Panels (double-sided, concave shape, each panel is 88"H x 96"W x 28"D)

Exhibitors are responsible for an exhibition loan fee, insurance, and shipping costs.

Please email penrose.exhibits@du.edu for more details on schedules and costs.

 

 


Letters to Sala: A Young Woman's Life in Nazi Labor Camps
JILL VEXLER
Tel: 212-505-6426 or jill@jillvexler.com

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The exhibition is based on a compelling collection of rare Holocaust-era letters and photographs, saved at great personal risk by Sala Garncarz from the time she entered her first of seven Nazi labor camps in 1940 until her liberation in 1945. Exhibition components are packed in one 629-lb crate: 62" x 42" x 62." Available through December 2016.

 

Space Required: 850-1200 sq. ft., 70-85 linear ft.

Rental Fee: $1,000 per month (multiple months discounted), plus shipping.

Security: Insurance while on premises and during shipping


Line Point Fence: Paintings by Felix Lembersky (1913-1970)
THE UNITERRA FOUNDATION / LCAS
uniterrafoundation@gmail.com

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OVERVIEW: The exhibition presents images of Eastern Europe in the mid twentieth century, inspired by the artist's memory of Poland, Ukraine and Russia. Having witnessed the tumultuous years of two world wars and shifting political narratives, Lembersky reveals the land and people who bore the gifts and the burdens of life with grace, humility and compassion.

See a 10-minute film on the artist, his work, and his times.

FELIX LEMBERSKY (1913-1970, born in Lublin, Poland, died in Leningrad, the Soviet Union) was an artist, easel painter, theater sets designer, a teacher and an organizer of artistic groups. A refugee of World War I, he was raised in Berdichev, Ukraine, educated in Kiev and Leningrad, and lived in Leningrad and the Urals. Lembersky was a participant of World War II, a survivor of the Siege of Leningrad, where he was wounded during the city's defense. His parents perished in Holocaust in Ukraine.

Among his most moving works are the portraits of his fellow citizens and the places where he lived. His art is rooted in the early Russian and Jewish Avant-Garde and enriched by the mastery of representational technique and his rigorous classical education at the Academy of Art in Leningrad. The result is a broad range of work--from realism to non-mimetic expression.

Lembersky defined a new direction in Jewish art after the World War II--the art that is centered on Judaic texts, religious and spiritual worldview, and modern Yiddish culture, without reliance on conventional shtetel prototypes. Holocaust is prominent in his work. His Execution. Babi Yarpaintings (1944-52) are considered to be the earliest artistic rendering of the Nazi massacres in Kiev. LEMBERSKY devoted much of his work to the war and Jewish experience in it. Yet despite the gravity of his themes, his paintings are exquisitely beautiful and full of color and light that lift the spirit and delight the eye.

RECENT EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE: Felix Lembersky: Soviet Form, Jewish Context (Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 2013); Being and Beings: Works by Felix Lembersky (Pushkin House, London, 2013); Torn from Darkness: Works by Felix Lembersky (The University of Richmond, 2012); Faces of Revival: Postwar Russia in the Art of Felix Lembersky (The Rubin-Frankel Gallery at Boston University Hillel, 2011); Faces of Revival in Felix Lembersky's Art: Presence and Absence (The Rose Museum, Brandeis University, 2011); Point Line Fence: Art of Felix Lembersky (Newbury College Gallery, Brookline, MA, 2009)

FORMAT: Exhibition comprises 20 to 50 oils and works on paper. All of the work is in Massachusetts. The exhibition would be a resource to viewers with interest in art and history, to academic researchers, students and teachers. It complements curriculum in the areas of Jewish, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish history, World War II and postwar European and Jewish studies, literature, religion and social justice. Programming could include lectures and symposia on American and Soviet interaction, geo-politics and art, as a precursor to current events. In the past, music, film and literary events were held in conjunction with exhibition.

CONTACT:
Yelena Lembersky, project director
The Uniterra Foundation / LCAS
uniterrafoundaiton@gmail.com
(617) 642-0669


Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals: 1933-1945
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC
United States of America

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Through reproductions of historic photographs and documents, this free-standing panel exhibition explores the rationale, means, and impact of the Nazi regime’s persecution of homosexuals, which left thousands dead and shattered the lives of many more.

Space Required: 1,000 - 1,500 square feet

Rental Fee: $2,500 and transport to next venue

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Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photographs of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman
JEWISH PARTISAN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, 2107 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 302, San Francisco, CA 94109,
(tel) 415.563.2244 x103, exhibit@jewishpartisans.org, www.jewishpartisans.org

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Faye Schulman is the only known Jewish partisan photographer. She was one of 20-30,000 Jews who escaped the Nazis and joined armed resistance - partisan -groups. Curated by Jill Vexler, PhD., Schulman's photographic memoir and personal stories included in the captions document the camaraderie, horror and loss, bravery and triumph of the partisans. Images that have never been seen outside the exhibit provide unique insight into the lives of Jewish and Russian partisans and break the stereotype of Jewish passivity during the Holocaust. 


Space required: 70 linear feet total; 30 24" x 34" frames with d hooks

Rental fee: $1,500 per month; 2-month minimum rental; Shipping one-way

Security: Medium

Contact:
Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation
2107 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 302
San Francisco, CA 94109
(tel) 415.563.2244 x103
exhibit@jewishpartisans.org
www.jewishpartisans.org


Rebirth After the Holocaust: The Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp, 1945-1950
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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Photographs, documents, and artifacts depict how the largest DP camp in liberated Germany, a self-governed Jewish community, established political, cultural, religious, educational, and social activities that renewed Jewish life and played a significant role in the struggle to establish the State of Israel.

 

Space Required: 1000-1500 square feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security:  Low

Contact: Jean Bloch Rosensaft, jrosensaft@huc.edu, (212) 924-2209.


Scream the Truth at the World: Emanuel Ringelblum and the Hidden Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE - A LIVING MEMORIAL TO THE HOLOCAUST
Erica Blumenfeld, eblumenfeld@mjhnyc.org, 646-437-4351

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Recognizing that the situation of fall 1939 required careful documentation and preservation, Emanuel Ringelblum formed a group code-named Oyneg Shabbes (Joy of Sabbath). Its mission was to document Jewish life in Nazi-occupied Poland. Reports on the deportation and murders of Jews, ghetto artifacts, photographs, children's school essays, and ghetto art were collected by the clandestine group from September 1939 until January 1943.

As the Nazis began liquidating the ghetto, Oyneg Shabbes buried the archive in several containers. In 1946, the first cache was pulled from the ghetto's rubble; a second was found in 1950; the last cache has been lost. Less than a handful of the group's members survived. "The Ringelblum Archive," as the materials came to be known, is the most important source for, and the most poignant testimony to, the destruction of Warsaw Jewry.

Rental includes 53 framed reproductions of the artifacts, labels, 4 panels, and 1DVD of the Archives being recovered in 1946.

Space Required: 90 running feet

Rental Fee: $2,000 for an eight week rental plus roundtrip shipping

Security: Medium

Visit the website: http://www.mjhnyc.org/ringelblum/

 


State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC
United States of America

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This groundbreaking multimedia exhibition explores how Nazi propagandists won over millions of Germans to their radical program using sophisticated advertising techniques and the latest technology. It encourages visitors to reflect upon the responsibilities of producers and consumers of propaganda today.

Panel Show Space Required: 2,000 square feet
Rental Fee: $5,000 plus outgoing shipping costs
Artifact Show Space Required: 3,000 square feet
Rental Fee: $7,500 plus outgoing shipping costs

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The Lost Synagogues of Europe
ANDREA STRONGWATER
Andrea Strongwater, andrea@astrongwater.com

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Collection of 120 paintings re-creating eighty synagogues across Europe that were destroyed during the Third Reich, based upon archival photographs.  Any number of paintings available for exhibition.  All synagogues are represented with exterior views, some with additional interior views. Each painting is framed and matted at 11"x14" or 8"x10" size (mix of vertical and horizontal).  Artwork can be hung grouped in one or two rows. Book scheduled for publication July 2011.  Art is available for sale with commission to exhibiting institution.  Photos of other installations on request.

 

Rental Fee: relative to number of works exhibited.
(65 artworks $1500 plus return shipping)

Space Required: 15' to 150' linear feet.

Security: Low


The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC
United States of America

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This exhibition explores the ways in which the Nazis used the Games successfully for military training, pageantry, and propaganda. Ninety-eight exhibit elements and 4 A/V station address some of the controversy surrounding the Games and explores the stories of individual athletes who were barred from competition because of their ethnic or racial heritage, who chose to boycott and forfeit their chance of individual glory, or who - like Jesse Owens - won medals and put the lie to Nazi racial beliefs.

Space Required: 3,000 -4,000 square foot, 11' ceilings

Rental Fee: $15,000 and transport to next venue

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Varian Fry: Assignment Rescue 1940-1941
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC
United States of America

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This story, told with 32 wall-hung panels, chronicles Varian Fry's heroic efforts to help political and intellectual refugees escape Nazi-controlled Vichy France in 1940 and 1941. Through his work with the Emergency Rescue Committee's and his own clandestine operation, many artists, writers, philosophers, and their families - Jews and non-Jews alike - were spirited away to safety. By the time the French expelled Fry in September 1941, he and his colleagues had managed to save some 2,000 refugees, including Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Hannah Arendt, and Andre Breton.

Space Required: 80 linear feet

Rental Fee: $900; transport to next venue


Young Girl at Ghetto Terezin: 1941-1944 | Drawings By Helga Weissová Hošková
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE - A LIVING MEMORIAL TO THE HOLOCAUST
Erica Blumenfeld, eblumenfeld@mjhnyc.org, 646-437-4351

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This exhibition features photographic reproductions of 10 drawings by Helga Weissová, a teenage girl at Terezin. These photographs depict Helga's view of life in the Terezin ghetto in Czechoslovakia, during the Holocaust.

In Terezin, children were allowed to make artwork; Helga's father urged her to draw what she saw. During an exhibit of children's works there, Helga was told to throw hers away, since they were too documentary in nature. Instead she saved them, and when she and her mother were deported to Auschwitz in September 1944, she entrusted the pictures to her uncle. He hid them in a wall until liberation, and then took them back to Prague. Miraculously, Helga and her mother survived, having being transferred from Auschwitz to a work detail in Germany.

Rental Fee: $200 per day/$500 per week + transit costs

Security: Low

Visit the website: http://www.mjhnyc.org/e_traveling.html#.Ui3vytjufTp

 


Installations (open)

Hava Nagila: A Song for the People
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE - A LIVING MEMORIAL TO THE HOLOCAUST
Erica Blumenfeld, eblumenfeld@mjhnyc.org, 646-437-4351

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This dynamic exhibition illuminates the memories and meanings of "Hava Nagila" that are a familiar part of the Jewish-American experience, and unlocks interesting details about the song's origins and journey around the world. The exhibition follows the song from the Eastern Europe, to Palestine, to America and beyond. It explores the proliferation of Hava Nagila and follows the song up to the present, where it remains a centerpiece of communal memory and YouTube. With its innovative design, the exhibition brings the song "Hava Nagila" to life for diverse audiences-blending history, popular imagery, film, and music to explore the song's vibrant and ever-evolving story.

Included with the rental are the exhibitry and components: all graphics and texts; framed images and record covers; colorful carpet tiles for walls; carpet-covered seats; films. Larger version includes hanging sound sculptures with players, monitors, and speakers. The exhibition has flexibility to work within different display spaces.

Space Required: Flexible

Rental Fee: Large version $9,000. Small version $5,000. Plus inbound shipping. 4-month rental, flexible.

Security: Medium

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http://www.mjhnyc.org/hava/

 


Project Mah Jongg

Erica Blumenfeld, eblumenfeld@mjhnyc.org, 646-437-4351

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This popular exhibition explores the traditions, history, and meaning of the game of mah jongg in Jewish-American life from the 1920s to today. The game of mah jongg is explored in dynamic formats throughout the exhibition including 20th-century popular objects and a visitor-activated soundscape featuring the sounds of clacking tiles, reminiscences, and vintage music.  Large-scale graphics by Isaac Mizrahi, Maira Kalman, Bruce McCall, and Christoph Niemann show mah jongg as a stylistic muse. A game table at the center of the exhibition invites visitors to engage in the continuing tradition.  Project Mah Jongg is the first exhibition of its kind—taking visitors on an exploration of the game's cultural meanings through sight, sound, text, and play.

Included in the traveling exhibition are: the exhibition structures, casework, graphics and texts, artifacts (which you may use, or substitute with your own community’s like artifacts);3 CD players (with speakers) for visitor-activated soundscape;  a hands-on mah jongg set for visitor games.

Space required: 900 sf, but with flexibility and height variations 

Rental Fee: $16,000 for 3-month rental

Security: Medium-High

 

Visit the website: http://www.projectmahjongg.com/

 


PsalmSong: Carol Hamoy
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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A meditative, environmental installation, dedicated to the healing professions, is inspired by the ten psalms deemed by Rabbi Nachman to promote healing and by Kabbalah's mystical illumination of the connections between the divine and human worlds.

 

Space Required: 800-1000 square feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security: Moderate

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205


The Jonah Story: David Wander
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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A 13-panel, 50-foot long drawing depicting the complete story of the biblical Jonah. Wander's fresco-style work on paper pays homage to the entire while adding personal interpretations. Wander is a renowned book artist, who works in an "accordion style" book format, each unique. He has illustrated manuscripts of religious texts and created posters for Broadway plays. He works extensively in pastel as well as in oil and watercolor with a palette that enhances the spirituality and intensity of his subjects.

Space Required: 60 running feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security:  Moderate

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205

 


Jewish Observance (open)

From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES, UNIVERSITY OF DENVER
penrose.exhibits@du.edu

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The exhibition examines the Jewish experience in the United States through the prisms of "Haven" and "Home." "Haven" opens with a selection of pivotal documents expressing the ideals of freedom that have come to represent the promise of America. This section also explores the formative experiences of Jewish immigrants as they struggled to become American. The "Home" section focuses on the opportunities and challenges inherent in a free society and the uniquely American Jewish religious movements, institutions, and associations created in response. In telling the story of diverse groups of Jewish immigrants who made the United States their home, the exhibition examines the intertwined themes, and sometimes conflicting aims, of accommodation, assertion, adaptation, and acculturation that have characterized the American Jewish experience from its beginnings in 1654 to the present day.

The exhibition arrive ready to install, with curatorial and registrarial information, public relations materials, publications, and installation, handling and shipping instructions. Educational and programming materials may be designed upon request.

15 Panels (double-sided, concave shape, each panel is 88"H x 96"W x 28"D)

Exhibitors are responsible for an exhibition loan fee, insurance, and shipping costs.

Please email penrose.exhibits@du.edu for more details on schedules and costs.

 

 


Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean | Photographs by Wyatt Gallery
WYATT GALLERY
Contact Wyatt Gallery or Tanya Zahara at info@jewishtreasuresofthecaribbean.com.

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This traveling photography exhibition documents the oldest Jewish synagogues and cemeteries in the Western Hemisphere. Images from the remaining historic Jewish sites in Aruba, Barbados, Curacao, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius, and Suriname reveal the significant yet little-known legacy of Judaism in the New World. The exhibition and accompanying catalog reveal the strength of the Jewish people and the beauty of their culture, and raise awareness of the urgent need for preservation and protection of these threatened historical treasures.

Wyatt Gallery is an award-winning photographer who uses his photographs to document and raise awareness and support for communities damaged by natural disasters, and proceeds from his projects in Haiti and following Hurricane Sandy have been donated to relief efforts. His work is included in the collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film; Museum of the City of New York, and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

The exhibition includes 38 photographs and interpretive panels. Contact the artist for further information: info@wyattgallery.com or info@jewishtreasuresofthecaribbeancom

 


Lox with Black Beans & Rice: Portraits of Cuban Jews in South Florida
JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA-FIU
Ira Newman, Curator of Traveling Exhibits, 305-672-5044 ext. 3165

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Photographs by RANDI SIDMAN-MOORE

Cuba welcomed Jews for 100 years. Some American Jews helped support the efforts for Cuban Independence beginning in 1892. Sephardim arrived in 1902 and Ashkenazim came in the 1920s. After World War II, German-speaking refugees and Holocaust survivors found a safe haven there. Cuba at first was reluctant to grant Jews nationalized status; the U.S. State Department pressured Havana not to change its policies lest the Jewish immigrants seek entry into the United States. By the 1930s Cubans Jews were permitted to become citizens in Cuba and most lived comfortable lives there until the Revolution on January 1, 1959.

By 1960 many private holdings in Cuba were expropriated. As most of the island's Jews were engaged in business and had gained a secure place in the middle class, many became disenchanted with the Revolution that was beginning to show Communist tendencies. About 10,000 of the 12,000 Cuban Jews had to leave everything behind them when they fled to South Florida.

These large format candid photographs by Randi Sidman-Moore reflect the daily lives and life and holiday cycles rituals of the Cuban Jews in South Florida. With excerpts from oral histories, the images show how they are different or similar to the larger society. These "Jewbans" are examples of diversity within one cultural landscape.

About 12 years ago, Miami photographer Randi Sidman-Moore was on a trip to Israel when she ended up in a bus with Cuban Jews from Miami. ''They had me in tears they were so funny,'' the photojournalist recalls. "The other Jews were so quiet, but they were having a party on the bus. They introduced me to the whole subculture.'' Sidman-Moore says she knew immediately that she wanted to explore the lives of Cuban Jews, to tell in photographs the story of what makes them different from other Jews, and different from other Cubans.

AVAILABILITY Negotiable

CONTENT: 26 photographs, 24" x 36" or 36" x 24" - "floated," laminated, with captions

2 text panels: Introduction & Artist's Statement.

SPACE REQUIREMENTS 80 linear feet

RENTAL FEE $3000 for 3 months plus round-trip shipping

INSURANCE VALUE $50,000 evidence of insurance required

SECURITY Medium

 

 


Mehitza: Seen by women. Ce que femme voit.
MYRIAM TANGI
myriamtangi@yahoo.fr

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For the traveling exhibition and publication "Mehitza: Seen by women. Ce que femme voit," French photographer Myriam Tangi has researched and stunningly documented the role of the mehitza in synagogue life. Tangi invited leading Jewish thinkers, rabbis, and philosophers to contribute essays questioning and analyzing one of the most important matter in Judaism today: the separation between men and women, their roles and places in synagogue and rituals. Photographs were taken in France, Israel, and New York during Tangi's 10 year journey into this rarely documented element of synagogue architecture, a tangible representation of Jewish thought.

Myriam Tangi is a French photographer, painter and poet who has received numerou prizes and grants.The traveling exhibition features 30 to 40 photographic prints selected from the 70 black-and-white and color images that appear in the bi-lingual French/English art book.

The exhibition will be available for installations in the United States beginning January 2016.

The 30 to 40 photographs in the exhibition are ready to hang. They measure 40 x 50 cm (approx. 16 x 20 inches). The exhibition requires 25 to 35 linear meter (80-100 linear feet.)

Loan fee: $2000/month + transportation to subsequent venue.

 

 


Pride, Honor & Courage: Jewish Women Remember World War II
JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GREATER HARTFORD
Estelle Kafer, Executive Director, Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, 333 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. (860) 727-6171, ekafer@jewishhartford.org

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A panel exhibit and a 40-minute documentary film focusing on the service and sacrifice of a very special group of women.  Although the men of the "Greatest Generation" have been chronicled many times, little has been written about the experiences of women during that period. Women in the military served in a number of capacities, while at home, they took over many jobs to free men for combat. The war did expand some opportunities not only for women, but for Jewish women. This film and exhibit focuses on the stories of several women, representing the thousands who did their duty and then get on with their lives.

The exhibit consists of 4 panels (25" X 35" each), one title panel (10" X 15"), and an introductory panel (18" X 27".) The introductory panel consists of general historical background. Each of the other panels contains photos and quotes from the participants.

Rental fee (exhibit and video): $300

Shipping: cost of return shipping


Scattered Among the Nations: Jewish Communities of India, China, Zimbabwe Peru & Uzbekistan
BERNARD MUSEUM OF JUDAICA AT TEMPLE EMANU-EL
One East 65th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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Challenging stereotypes of the Jewish people, the exhibit portrays six communities whose populations share the outward appearance and lifestyles of the people who surround them, with one major difference: they are practicing Jews.  Exhibit includes 35 framed photographs, labels, 7 text panels, and accompanying a/v slide exhibition.

Space Required:  1400 linear feet

Rental Fee:  To be determined

Security:  Medium

Contact: Elka Deitsch, edeitsch@emanuelnyc.org, (212) 744-1400 x259

 


Scots Jews: A Community Portrait
CREATIVE SCOTLAND, SCOTTISH COUNCIL OF JEWISH COMMUNITIES
Michael Mail: michael.mail2@ntlworld.com

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· Description: The Scottish Jewish community dates back to the 1700s and has contributed significantly to Scottish life, yet not a lot is known about it. This contemporary photography exhibition seeks to redress this, with images of Jewish life from across Scotland reflecting a diverse community maintaining its traditions while also embracing Scottish culture. This is a unique project never before undertaken and may never be repeated because the community is in decline (now numbering around 6,000). The exhibition is being launched at the Scottish Parliament in February 2014 in the presence of First Minister Alex Salmond. It will then tour throughout the UK and internationally, and the leading publisher Bloomsbury is producing a fine art book of the photographs.


· Photographer: Judah Passow, a winner of four World Press Photo Awards, website: www.judahpassow.com

· Examples from the Exhibition: http://www.judahpassow.com/galleries/scotgallery/

· Technical: The exhibition will arrive framed and in special crates. There are 80 images in the full exhibition, all black and white with dimensions (including frame) 17 3/4 " x 13 " x 1 5/8" or 45 cm. x 32 cm. x 1.5 cm. (length x height x width). There will also be two display boards - one giving a brief history of the community, the other listing the sponsors.

· Availability: it is available from summer 2014 onwards

· Cost: The project would like the venue to cover installation and taking down, all publicity, one leg of transportation and a rental fee. All this is subject to negotiation.

· SponsorsCreative Scotland, Scottish Council of Jewish Communities

. Contact: Michael Mail (a Jewish communal professional from Glasgow now living in London, a Hornstein Program, Brandeis University graduate). Email: michael.mail2@ntlworld.com, Tel: 00 44 7968 529609


The Jews of Tsarist Russia
RUSSIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION, INC.
Ekaterina Pichugina, Exhibits Coordinator, epichugina@russianamericanfoundation.org, 212-687-6118 (x200)

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The photo exhibition "The Jews of Tsarist Russia" presents scarcely known and unique pages of the photographic record of Jewish life and culture in Tsarist Russia from the collections of the Russian Museum of Ethnography in St. Petersburg, Russia. The collection includes distinctive and symbolic portraits of Mountain Jews created by the oldest Russian photographer Dmitry I. Ermakov (1845-1916) as well as photographs taken during the famous An-sky expedition of 1912-1914 which had groundbreaking significance for the modern ethnography of East European Jewry. Majority of the photographs were featured at the seminal ethnographic exhibition held in Moscow in 1867, among which are portraits from Mogilev, Vitebsk, Vilno, and Kamenetz-Podolsk provinces, as well as Armenia and Crimea.

The exhibit consists of 64 photos framed in 46 identical 17x21 frames.

Rental Fee: $2,000 per month plus round-trip shipping

Space Recommended: 80 linear feet (could be hung in two rows)

Security: Medium

 


The Whole Megillah: David Wander
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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David Wander's complete Megillat Esther is an accordion book, measuring 55 feet when fully extended, in which Wander has rendered and inscribed contemporary and ancient interpretations of the story of Purim.

 

Space Required: 70 running feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security: Moderate

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205


Judaica (open)

From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES, UNIVERSITY OF DENVER
penrose.exhibits@du.edu

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The exhibition examines the Jewish experience in the United States through the prisms of "Haven" and "Home." "Haven" opens with a selection of pivotal documents expressing the ideals of freedom that have come to represent the promise of America. This section also explores the formative experiences of Jewish immigrants as they struggled to become American. The "Home" section focuses on the opportunities and challenges inherent in a free society and the uniquely American Jewish religious movements, institutions, and associations created in response. In telling the story of diverse groups of Jewish immigrants who made the United States their home, the exhibition examines the intertwined themes, and sometimes conflicting aims, of accommodation, assertion, adaptation, and acculturation that have characterized the American Jewish experience from its beginnings in 1654 to the present day.

The exhibition arrive ready to install, with curatorial and registrarial information, public relations materials, publications, and installation, handling and shipping instructions. Educational and programming materials may be designed upon request.

15 Panels (double-sided, concave shape, each panel is 88"H x 96"W x 28"D)

Exhibitors are responsible for an exhibition loan fee, insurance, and shipping costs.

Please email penrose.exhibits@du.edu for more details on schedules and costs.

 

 


Israel (open)

They Shaped the Fate of the State of Israel
GOLDSTEIN CULTURAL CENTER, GLADYS AND MURRAY - TEMPLE ISRAEL
1000 Pinebrook Boulevard
New Rochelle, NY
United States of America

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The Barbara Fix collection of documents and historic originals on Zionism and the founding of the State of Israel is an extensive archive of photos, newspaper articles, maps, and memorabilia which was recently exhibited at Temple Israel. The synagogue museum is now making the exhibition available to other institutions.

Contact: Rabbi Amiel Wohl, rabbiwohl@tinr.org, (914) 235-1800 ext. 218


Life Cycle (open)

Houses of Life: Jewish Cemeteries of Europe
BERNARD MUSEUM OF JUDAICA AT TEMPLE EMANU-EL
One East 65th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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Jewish cemeteries, called "Houses of Life" in Hebrew, remain a vital part of the tapestry of Jewish experience. In Europe, they testify to the changing circumstances, emerging rituals, intense persecution and endless revitalization that accompanied the Jewish migration. In this exhibit, the Bernard Museum of Judaica offers a photographic view of immensely varied Jewish burial grounds across Europe, spanning more than 2,000 years

 

Space Required: 1500 square feet, with a/v slide exhibitio

Rental Fee: to be determined

Security: Medium

Contact: Elka Deitch, Senior Curator, edeitsch@emanuelnyc.org, (212) 744-1400 x259


Scots Jews: A Community Portrait
CREATIVE SCOTLAND, SCOTTISH COUNCIL OF JEWISH COMMUNITIES
Michael Mail: michael.mail2@ntlworld.com

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· Description: The Scottish Jewish community dates back to the 1700s and has contributed significantly to Scottish life, yet not a lot is known about it. This contemporary photography exhibition seeks to redress this, with images of Jewish life from across Scotland reflecting a diverse community maintaining its traditions while also embracing Scottish culture. This is a unique project never before undertaken and may never be repeated because the community is in decline (now numbering around 6,000). The exhibition is being launched at the Scottish Parliament in February 2014 in the presence of First Minister Alex Salmond. It will then tour throughout the UK and internationally, and the leading publisher Bloomsbury is producing a fine art book of the photographs.


· Photographer: Judah Passow, a winner of four World Press Photo Awards, website: www.judahpassow.com

· Examples from the Exhibition: http://www.judahpassow.com/galleries/scotgallery/

· Technical: The exhibition will arrive framed and in special crates. There are 80 images in the full exhibition, all black and white with dimensions (including frame) 17 3/4 " x 13 " x 1 5/8" or 45 cm. x 32 cm. x 1.5 cm. (length x height x width). There will also be two display boards - one giving a brief history of the community, the other listing the sponsors.

· Availability: it is available from summer 2014 onwards

· Cost: The project would like the venue to cover installation and taking down, all publicity, one leg of transportation and a rental fee. All this is subject to negotiation.

· SponsorsCreative Scotland, Scottish Council of Jewish Communities

. Contact: Michael Mail (a Jewish communal professional from Glasgow now living in London, a Hornstein Program, Brandeis University graduate). Email: michael.mail2@ntlworld.com, Tel: 00 44 7968 529609


The Art of Aging
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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Contemporary art depicting the process of aging, through the lens of Jewish values, as a remarkable opportunity for continued creative growth.

 

Space Required: 150 running feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security: Moderate

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205


Music & Media (open)

Cinema Judaica: The Epic Years, 1949-1979
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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Film posters depict the representation of Jewish history and identity through Biblical epics and films revealing the Holocaust, celebrating the founding of the State of Israel, and exposing anti-Semitism.

 

Space Required: 100 running feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security: Moderate

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205


Cinema Judaica: The War Years, 1939-1949
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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Hollywood posters illustrate how the film industry countered America's isolationism, advocated going to war against the Nazis, and influenced post-war perceptions of Jews and the founding of the State of Israel

 

Space Required: 100 running feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security: Moderate

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205


Hava Nagila: A Song for the People
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE - A LIVING MEMORIAL TO THE HOLOCAUST
Erica Blumenfeld, eblumenfeld@mjhnyc.org, 646-437-4351

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This dynamic exhibition illuminates the memories and meanings of "Hava Nagila" that are a familiar part of the Jewish-American experience, and unlocks interesting details about the song's origins and journey around the world. The exhibition follows the song from the Eastern Europe, to Palestine, to America and beyond. It explores the proliferation of Hava Nagila and follows the song up to the present, where it remains a centerpiece of communal memory and YouTube. With its innovative design, the exhibition brings the song "Hava Nagila" to life for diverse audiences-blending history, popular imagery, film, and music to explore the song's vibrant and ever-evolving story.

Included with the rental are the exhibitry and components: all graphics and texts; framed images and record covers; colorful carpet tiles for walls; carpet-covered seats; films. Larger version includes hanging sound sculptures with players, monitors, and speakers. The exhibition has flexibility to work within different display spaces.

Space Required: Flexible

Rental Fee: Large version $9,000. Small version $5,000. Plus inbound shipping. 4-month rental, flexible.

Security: Medium

Visit the website:

http://www.mjhnyc.org/hava/

 


State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC
United States of America

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This groundbreaking multimedia exhibition explores how Nazi propagandists won over millions of Germans to their radical program using sophisticated advertising techniques and the latest technology. It encourages visitors to reflect upon the responsibilities of producers and consumers of propaganda today.

Panel Show Space Required: 2,000 square feet
Rental Fee: $5,000 plus outgoing shipping costs
Artifact Show Space Required: 3,000 square feet
Rental Fee: $7,500 plus outgoing shipping costs

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Zap! Pow! Bam! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books 1938-1950
BREMAN JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM, THE WILLIAM
1440 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA
United States of America

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The exhibit immerses visitors in an interactive world of Super Heroes and illuminates the creative processes of their originators. features 1940s serials, video interviews, a vintage child-size Bat mobile ride, interactive phone booth, a drawing studio, and costumes. Comes with installation and de-installation supervisor, catalogues, and rights to show serials.

Space Required: 2,800 sf

Rental Fee: $45,000 for 4 months, plus one-way shipping.

Security: Medium


Paintings (open)

Cultural Alarm: Tamar Hirschl
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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Large scale paintings alert viewers to the dangers of human and environmental destruction through personal memories of war and displacement in Croatia and Israel.

 

Space Required: 80 running feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security: Moderate

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205


Line Point Fence: Paintings by Felix Lembersky (1913-1970)
THE UNITERRA FOUNDATION / LCAS
uniterrafoundation@gmail.com

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OVERVIEW: The exhibition presents images of Eastern Europe in the mid twentieth century, inspired by the artist's memory of Poland, Ukraine and Russia. Having witnessed the tumultuous years of two world wars and shifting political narratives, Lembersky reveals the land and people who bore the gifts and the burdens of life with grace, humility and compassion.

See a 10-minute film on the artist, his work, and his times.

FELIX LEMBERSKY (1913-1970, born in Lublin, Poland, died in Leningrad, the Soviet Union) was an artist, easel painter, theater sets designer, a teacher and an organizer of artistic groups. A refugee of World War I, he was raised in Berdichev, Ukraine, educated in Kiev and Leningrad, and lived in Leningrad and the Urals. Lembersky was a participant of World War II, a survivor of the Siege of Leningrad, where he was wounded during the city's defense. His parents perished in Holocaust in Ukraine.

Among his most moving works are the portraits of his fellow citizens and the places where he lived. His art is rooted in the early Russian and Jewish Avant-Garde and enriched by the mastery of representational technique and his rigorous classical education at the Academy of Art in Leningrad. The result is a broad range of work--from realism to non-mimetic expression.

Lembersky defined a new direction in Jewish art after the World War II--the art that is centered on Judaic texts, religious and spiritual worldview, and modern Yiddish culture, without reliance on conventional shtetel prototypes. Holocaust is prominent in his work. His Execution. Babi Yarpaintings (1944-52) are considered to be the earliest artistic rendering of the Nazi massacres in Kiev. LEMBERSKY devoted much of his work to the war and Jewish experience in it. Yet despite the gravity of his themes, his paintings are exquisitely beautiful and full of color and light that lift the spirit and delight the eye.

RECENT EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE: Felix Lembersky: Soviet Form, Jewish Context (Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 2013); Being and Beings: Works by Felix Lembersky (Pushkin House, London, 2013); Torn from Darkness: Works by Felix Lembersky (The University of Richmond, 2012); Faces of Revival: Postwar Russia in the Art of Felix Lembersky (The Rubin-Frankel Gallery at Boston University Hillel, 2011); Faces of Revival in Felix Lembersky's Art: Presence and Absence (The Rose Museum, Brandeis University, 2011); Point Line Fence: Art of Felix Lembersky (Newbury College Gallery, Brookline, MA, 2009)

FORMAT: Exhibition comprises 20 to 50 oils and works on paper. All of the work is in Massachusetts. The exhibition would be a resource to viewers with interest in art and history, to academic researchers, students and teachers. It complements curriculum in the areas of Jewish, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish history, World War II and postwar European and Jewish studies, literature, religion and social justice. Programming could include lectures and symposia on American and Soviet interaction, geo-politics and art, as a precursor to current events. In the past, music, film and literary events were held in conjunction with exhibition.

CONTACT:
Yelena Lembersky, project director
The Uniterra Foundation / LCAS
uniterrafoundaiton@gmail.com
(617) 642-0669


Proverbs for a New World: Ora Lerman
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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Paintings and drawings depicting narratives from the artist's family heritage, classic literature, and global travels.

 

Space Required: 70 running feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security: High

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205


The Time of a Great Dream: American Artists Gift to the Jewish Autonomous Region in the USSR
RUSSIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION
Contact: Ekaterina Pichugina, Exhibits Coordinator, epichugina@russianamericanfoundation.org, 212-687-6118 (x200)

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The exhibition is a brilliant historical example of peaceful collaboration and cultural exchange between two superpowers, the United States and the Former Soviet Union. When in the late 1920, the Soviet government decided to establish a Jewish homeland in the Russian Far East, a number of American artists united to support this Jewish settlement in Birobidzhan, the new Promised Land, and organized an exhibit that was meant to be gifted to the Birobidzhan Museum. However, due to Stalin's repressions, it never happened, but the collection ended up at the State Museum of Ethnography in Leningrad. Many works were destroyed during the war, and today the museum has 74 works that are identified as part of the "Gift to Birobidzhan" collection. Majority of them are engravings and some of them are presented in this exhibition. 

The exhibit consists of 33 artworks framed in 3 29x21 frames, 21 17x21 frames, and 9 13 ¼ x 17 ¼ frames.

Rental fee: $2,000 per month plus round-trip shipping

Space Recommended: 50-80 linear feet (could be hung in two rows)

Security: High to Medium

 

 


Performing Arts (open)

Sholom Aleichem and the Yiddish Theater
OREGON JEWISH MUSEUM AND HOLOCAUST EDUCATION CENTER
310 NW Davis Street
Portland, OR
United States of America

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Photographs from the Yiddish Theater of New York in the early 1930s.  The exhibit is made up of 31 framed images including photographs of Sholom Aleichem and his family, playbills of theatrical productions.

Space Required: 1,000 square feet

Rental Fee: $1,200 plus shipping

Security: Mimimal

Contact: Anne LeVant Prahl, curator@ojm.org or (503) 226-3600


Photographs (open)

A Town Known as Auschwitz: Stories from a Jewish Past (working title)
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE - A LIVING MEMORIAL TO THE HOLOCAUST
Erica Blumenfeld, eblumenfeld@mjhnyc.org, 646-437-4351

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The Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is creating a photography exhibition exploring the little-known Jewish history of the town of Oświęcim, Poland-the town the Germans called Auschwitz. The exhibition will trace the town's history from Jewish settlement in the 16th century, through World War II, and into the post-war period-shedding light on the once-vibrant Jewish life of the town.

The exhibition will include approximately 60 reproduction photographs, 10 reproduction artifacts, text panels and labels.

Space required: 1000 sf

Rental fee: $ tbd

Security: Medium

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Albanian Muslim Rescuers During the Holocaust: Photographs by Norman Gershman
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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Photographs and personal stories of Albanian Muslim families who sheltered and saved Jewish during World War II.

Space Required: 140 running feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security: Moderate

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205

 

 


Bergen-Belsen Revisited: Photographic Memoir of Colonel Charles Curtis Mitchell
BREMAN JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM, THE WILLIAM
1440 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA
United States of America

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Colonial Mitchell served as the Director of the U.S. Army's Pictorial Branch during WWII. This eye-opening exhibition documents the first days of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp for "...those not present as eyewitnesses, because such inhumanity would be beyond belief."

Space Required: 1,000 sf

Rental Fee: $1,500 for 4 months, plus one-way shipping.

Security: Medium

 


I Thought I Could Fly
AMERICAN JEWISH MUSEUM-JCC OF GREATER PITTSBURGH
Melissa Hiller, AJM Director, at mhiller@jccpgh.org

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I Thought I Could Fly pairs Charlee Brodsky's photographs with personal narratives by individuals whose lives are affected in some way by mental illness. Brodsky's black and white photos portray metaphorical images based on the narratives to capture the essence of each person. Throughout the exhibit, photos, text and video work together to destigmatize mental illness and bring the individuals' personal experiences to life.

Exhibition includes
* 18 framed images: photographic images and accompanying narrative text
* Exhibition brochure; CD with exhibition information; media kit; docent training materials
* I Thought I Could Fly DVD (running time 13 minutes)

Ms. Brodsky is a documentary photographer, author and professor of photography at Carnegie Mellon University. Ms. Brodsky's book with poet Jim Daniels, won the 2007 Tillie Olsen Award given by the Working Class Studies Association. Her book, Knowing Stephanie, was recognized as one of the American Association of University Presses' outstanding illustrated books of 2004.

Exhibition requirements: recommended for 60 linear feet (negotiable)
Exhibition period: recommended for 6-week minimum (negotiable)
Host institution fees: $300 plus two-way shipping


Jewish Photographic Memories by Gabriela Landau
JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA-FIU
Marcia Zerivitz, Founding Executive Director (305) 672-5044

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When Gabriela Landau wandered the streets of New York in the 1950s and ‘60s, her camera focused on a particular and favorite subject: the Lower East Side and its corner delis, street vendors, busy pedestrians, piles of pretzels and handwritten Yiddish signs. Exhibit includes 29 framed 11"x14" photographs and 3 text panels.

 

Space Required: 80 linear feet

Rental Fee: $2,500 for 3 months plus shipping

Security: Medium. Evidence of $100,000 insurance coverage.


Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean | Photographs by Wyatt Gallery
WYATT GALLERY
Contact Wyatt Gallery or Tanya Zahara at info@jewishtreasuresofthecaribbean.com.

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This traveling photography exhibition documents the oldest Jewish synagogues and cemeteries in the Western Hemisphere. Images from the remaining historic Jewish sites in Aruba, Barbados, Curacao, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius, and Suriname reveal the significant yet little-known legacy of Judaism in the New World. The exhibition and accompanying catalog reveal the strength of the Jewish people and the beauty of their culture, and raise awareness of the urgent need for preservation and protection of these threatened historical treasures.

Wyatt Gallery is an award-winning photographer who uses his photographs to document and raise awareness and support for communities damaged by natural disasters, and proceeds from his projects in Haiti and following Hurricane Sandy have been donated to relief efforts. His work is included in the collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film; Museum of the City of New York, and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

The exhibition includes 38 photographs and interpretive panels. Contact the artist for further information: info@wyattgallery.com or info@jewishtreasuresofthecaribbeancom

 


Lox with Black Beans & Rice: Portraits of Cuban Jews in South Florida
JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA-FIU
Ira Newman, Curator of Traveling Exhibits, 305-672-5044 ext. 3165

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Photographs by RANDI SIDMAN-MOORE

Cuba welcomed Jews for 100 years. Some American Jews helped support the efforts for Cuban Independence beginning in 1892. Sephardim arrived in 1902 and Ashkenazim came in the 1920s. After World War II, German-speaking refugees and Holocaust survivors found a safe haven there. Cuba at first was reluctant to grant Jews nationalized status; the U.S. State Department pressured Havana not to change its policies lest the Jewish immigrants seek entry into the United States. By the 1930s Cubans Jews were permitted to become citizens in Cuba and most lived comfortable lives there until the Revolution on January 1, 1959.

By 1960 many private holdings in Cuba were expropriated. As most of the island's Jews were engaged in business and had gained a secure place in the middle class, many became disenchanted with the Revolution that was beginning to show Communist tendencies. About 10,000 of the 12,000 Cuban Jews had to leave everything behind them when they fled to South Florida.

These large format candid photographs by Randi Sidman-Moore reflect the daily lives and life and holiday cycles rituals of the Cuban Jews in South Florida. With excerpts from oral histories, the images show how they are different or similar to the larger society. These "Jewbans" are examples of diversity within one cultural landscape.

About 12 years ago, Miami photographer Randi Sidman-Moore was on a trip to Israel when she ended up in a bus with Cuban Jews from Miami. ''They had me in tears they were so funny,'' the photojournalist recalls. "The other Jews were so quiet, but they were having a party on the bus. They introduced me to the whole subculture.'' Sidman-Moore says she knew immediately that she wanted to explore the lives of Cuban Jews, to tell in photographs the story of what makes them different from other Jews, and different from other Cubans.

AVAILABILITY Negotiable

CONTENT: 26 photographs, 24" x 36" or 36" x 24" - "floated," laminated, with captions

2 text panels: Introduction & Artist's Statement.

SPACE REQUIREMENTS 80 linear feet

RENTAL FEE $3000 for 3 months plus round-trip shipping

INSURANCE VALUE $50,000 evidence of insurance required

SECURITY Medium

 

 


Mehitza: Seen by women. Ce que femme voit.
MYRIAM TANGI
myriamtangi@yahoo.fr

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For the traveling exhibition and publication "Mehitza: Seen by women. Ce que femme voit," French photographer Myriam Tangi has researched and stunningly documented the role of the mehitza in synagogue life. Tangi invited leading Jewish thinkers, rabbis, and philosophers to contribute essays questioning and analyzing one of the most important matter in Judaism today: the separation between men and women, their roles and places in synagogue and rituals. Photographs were taken in France, Israel, and New York during Tangi's 10 year journey into this rarely documented element of synagogue architecture, a tangible representation of Jewish thought.

Myriam Tangi is a French photographer, painter and poet who has received numerou prizes and grants.The traveling exhibition features 30 to 40 photographic prints selected from the 70 black-and-white and color images that appear in the bi-lingual French/English art book.

The exhibition will be available for installations in the United States beginning January 2016.

The 30 to 40 photographs in the exhibition are ready to hang. They measure 40 x 50 cm (approx. 16 x 20 inches). The exhibition requires 25 to 35 linear meter (80-100 linear feet.)

Loan fee: $2000/month + transportation to subsequent venue.

 

 


One World, One People
JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA-FIU

Miami Beach, FL
United States of America

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This exhibition spans six decades of work by renowned photographer Arnold Newman. The collection of 53 framed photographs, 16" x 20", depicts Jewish public figures - artists, entertainers, philosophers, and politicians - each of whom has made a significant impact in his or her field. The images capture the unique personality of the person portrayed.

 

Space Required: 175 linear feet

Rental Fee: $6,000 for 3 months plus shipping

Security: High. Evidence of $275,000 insurance coverage.

Contact: Marcia Zerivitz, Founding Executive Director, (305) 672-5044 ext. 3180<


Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photographs of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman
JEWISH PARTISAN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, 2107 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 302, San Francisco, CA 94109,
(tel) 415.563.2244 x103, exhibit@jewishpartisans.org, www.jewishpartisans.org

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Faye Schulman is the only known Jewish partisan photographer. She was one of 20-30,000 Jews who escaped the Nazis and joined armed resistance - partisan -groups. Curated by Jill Vexler, PhD., Schulman's photographic memoir and personal stories included in the captions document the camaraderie, horror and loss, bravery and triumph of the partisans. Images that have never been seen outside the exhibit provide unique insight into the lives of Jewish and Russian partisans and break the stereotype of Jewish passivity during the Holocaust. 


Space required: 70 linear feet total; 30 24" x 34" frames with d hooks

Rental fee: $1,500 per month; 2-month minimum rental; Shipping one-way

Security: Medium

Contact:
Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation
2107 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 302
San Francisco, CA 94109
(tel) 415.563.2244 x103
exhibit@jewishpartisans.org
www.jewishpartisans.org


Pride, Honor & Courage: Jewish Women Remember World War II
JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GREATER HARTFORD
Estelle Kafer, Executive Director, Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, 333 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. (860) 727-6171, ekafer@jewishhartford.org

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A panel exhibit and a 40-minute documentary film focusing on the service and sacrifice of a very special group of women.  Although the men of the "Greatest Generation" have been chronicled many times, little has been written about the experiences of women during that period. Women in the military served in a number of capacities, while at home, they took over many jobs to free men for combat. The war did expand some opportunities not only for women, but for Jewish women. This film and exhibit focuses on the stories of several women, representing the thousands who did their duty and then get on with their lives.

The exhibit consists of 4 panels (25" X 35" each), one title panel (10" X 15"), and an introductory panel (18" X 27".) The introductory panel consists of general historical background. Each of the other panels contains photos and quotes from the participants.

Rental fee (exhibit and video): $300

Shipping: cost of return shipping


Promised Land: Chanan Getraide
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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Large scale impressionistic photographs of Israel's landscape by the noted Israeli poet/photographer.

Space Required: 70-90 running feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security: Moderate

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205

 


Roman Vishniac: Remember the Days of the World
BERNARD MUSEUM OF JUDAICA AT TEMPLE EMANU-EL
One East 65th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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An exhibition of 16 haunting photographs by Roman Vishniac detailing and bearing witness to Jewish communities in Poland in the 1930s.

 

Space Required: approximately 500 square feet

Rental Fee: to be determined

Security: High

Contact: Elka Deitsch, Senior Curator, edeitsch@emanuelnyc.org, (212) 744-1400 x259


Scots Jews: A Community Portrait
CREATIVE SCOTLAND, SCOTTISH COUNCIL OF JEWISH COMMUNITIES
Michael Mail: michael.mail2@ntlworld.com

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· Description: The Scottish Jewish community dates back to the 1700s and has contributed significantly to Scottish life, yet not a lot is known about it. This contemporary photography exhibition seeks to redress this, with images of Jewish life from across Scotland reflecting a diverse community maintaining its traditions while also embracing Scottish culture. This is a unique project never before undertaken and may never be repeated because the community is in decline (now numbering around 6,000). The exhibition is being launched at the Scottish Parliament in February 2014 in the presence of First Minister Alex Salmond. It will then tour throughout the UK and internationally, and the leading publisher Bloomsbury is producing a fine art book of the photographs.


· Photographer: Judah Passow, a winner of four World Press Photo Awards, website: www.judahpassow.com

· Examples from the Exhibition: http://www.judahpassow.com/galleries/scotgallery/

· Technical: The exhibition will arrive framed and in special crates. There are 80 images in the full exhibition, all black and white with dimensions (including frame) 17 3/4 " x 13 " x 1 5/8" or 45 cm. x 32 cm. x 1.5 cm. (length x height x width). There will also be two display boards - one giving a brief history of the community, the other listing the sponsors.

· Availability: it is available from summer 2014 onwards

· Cost: The project would like the venue to cover installation and taking down, all publicity, one leg of transportation and a rental fee. All this is subject to negotiation.

· SponsorsCreative Scotland, Scottish Council of Jewish Communities

. Contact: Michael Mail (a Jewish communal professional from Glasgow now living in London, a Hornstein Program, Brandeis University graduate). Email: michael.mail2@ntlworld.com, Tel: 00 44 7968 529609


Scream the Truth at the World: Emanuel Ringelblum and the Hidden Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE - A LIVING MEMORIAL TO THE HOLOCAUST
Erica Blumenfeld, eblumenfeld@mjhnyc.org, 646-437-4351

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Recognizing that the situation of fall 1939 required careful documentation and preservation, Emanuel Ringelblum formed a group code-named Oyneg Shabbes (Joy of Sabbath). Its mission was to document Jewish life in Nazi-occupied Poland. Reports on the deportation and murders of Jews, ghetto artifacts, photographs, children's school essays, and ghetto art were collected by the clandestine group from September 1939 until January 1943.

As the Nazis began liquidating the ghetto, Oyneg Shabbes buried the archive in several containers. In 1946, the first cache was pulled from the ghetto's rubble; a second was found in 1950; the last cache has been lost. Less than a handful of the group's members survived. "The Ringelblum Archive," as the materials came to be known, is the most important source for, and the most poignant testimony to, the destruction of Warsaw Jewry.

Rental includes 53 framed reproductions of the artifacts, labels, 4 panels, and 1DVD of the Archives being recovered in 1946.

Space Required: 90 running feet

Rental Fee: $2,000 for an eight week rental plus roundtrip shipping

Security: Medium

Visit the website: http://www.mjhnyc.org/ringelblum/

 


The Jews of Tsarist Russia
RUSSIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION, INC.
Ekaterina Pichugina, Exhibits Coordinator, epichugina@russianamericanfoundation.org, 212-687-6118 (x200)

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The photo exhibition "The Jews of Tsarist Russia" presents scarcely known and unique pages of the photographic record of Jewish life and culture in Tsarist Russia from the collections of the Russian Museum of Ethnography in St. Petersburg, Russia. The collection includes distinctive and symbolic portraits of Mountain Jews created by the oldest Russian photographer Dmitry I. Ermakov (1845-1916) as well as photographs taken during the famous An-sky expedition of 1912-1914 which had groundbreaking significance for the modern ethnography of East European Jewry. Majority of the photographs were featured at the seminal ethnographic exhibition held in Moscow in 1867, among which are portraits from Mogilev, Vitebsk, Vilno, and Kamenetz-Podolsk provinces, as well as Armenia and Crimea.

The exhibit consists of 64 photos framed in 46 identical 17x21 frames.

Rental Fee: $2,000 per month plus round-trip shipping

Space Recommended: 80 linear feet (could be hung in two rows)

Security: Medium

 


Tikkun: Aliza Olmert
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
One West 4th Street
New York, NY
United States of America

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Conceptual photographs based on fragile constructions of broken egg shells convey the vulnerability of exhistence,  obstacles to survival, and the imperative to sustain life.  Tikkun, the Jewish charge to heal the world, is expressed through the mending of the shattered fragments.

 

Space Required: 145 running feet

Rental Fee: $100

Security:: Moderate

Contact: Laura Kruger, lkruger@huc.edu, (212) 824-2205


Posters (open)

Voices & Visions
HAROLD GRINSPOON FOUNDATION
Bonnie@hgf.org.

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TRAVELING EXHIBITION: VOICES & VISIONS

A traveling exhibition of the Voices & Visions Master Series (https://www.voices-visions.org/) is framed and ready to exhibit, and is being made available without a rental charge. The series of 18 posters by master Jewish designers such as Seymour Chwast, R. O. Blechman, Carin Goldberg, and Milton Glaster was commissioned by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. CAJM members were introduced to the project at the 2013 conference in New York. The only cost is for one-way shipping to forward the exhibit to the next exhibitor or to return it to the lender. Two framed sets are available for loan, for a few months at a time, to Jewish museums and gallery spaces. Drafts of the artists' work are also available, but are as yet unframed. 


Voices & Visions
HAROLD GRINSPOON FOUNDATION
Bonnie@hgf.org.

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A traveling exhibition of the Voices & Visions Master Series (https://www.voices-visions.org/) is framed and ready to exhibit, and is being made available without a rental charge. The series of 18 posters by master Jewish designers such as Seymour Chwast, R. O. Blechman, Carin Goldberg, and Milton Glaster was commissioned by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. CAJM members were introduced to the project at the 2013 conference in New York. The only cost is for one-way shipping to forward the exhibit to the next exhibitor or to return it to the lender. Two framed sets are available for loan, for a few months at a time, to Jewish museums and gallery spaces. Drafts of the artists' work are also available, but are as yet unframed. 


Textiles & Clothing (open)

Fabric of Survival: Images of the Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz
ART AND REMEMBRANCE
contactus@artandremembrance.org

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Over the past decade, several hundred thousand visitors to more than a dozen museums in the U.S. have been able to experience first-hand the extraordinary art and story of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz. More than 40
years after the Holocaust, Esther depicted her remarkable story of survival through a stunningly beautiful series of 36 fabric collage and embroidery panels. Untrained as an artist, she depicted in vivid color and exquisite detail one young girl's eyewitness account of the war, scenes of tragedy and trauma juxtaposed with the exquisite beauty of the natural surroundings. It is as if nothing escaped Esther's attention, or her memory.

Art and Remembrance has now created a traveling exhibit of this extraordinary art work for small museums, schools, Jewish Community Centers and other venues at a lower cost and with less restrictive facility requirements than the original art work. The exhibit consists of 36 very high quality photographic images of the original works, printed at slightly 
below full size of the originals (which range in size from 24" x 24" to 48" x 54"). Like the originals, this traveling exhibit serves as an effective tool to tell Esther's story and educate people, especially children, about the Holocaust, through the beauty and detail of Esther's magnificent creations. The artworks, along with information panels and text labels, can be easily installed and economically shipped via FedEx Ground.

Included with the exhibit are Through the Eye of the Needle, an award-winning 30-minute documentary about Esther, as well as teacher and docent training materials and resource guides, exhibit poster and postcard designs, and more.

Exhibit Contents
● 36 images mounted on durable panels, with D-rings for easy wall-mounting
● 3 information panels, including a map and photo of the artist
● Picture labels for easy wall mounting
● Audio guide to the exhibit and selected works
● 30-minute, award-winning documentary, Through the Eye of the Needle: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz by Nina Shapiro-Perl, with optional English and Spanish subtitles
● Website-www.artandremembrance.org-with biographical information, educational materials,images of the art work, audio guide download for smart phones/mp3 players, and more
● Exhibit guide for teachers and students
● High-resolution images of artwork for publicity and press use
● Poster and postcard designs with optional customization

Exhibit Requirements
● 140 linear feet of gallery space (100 linear feet if selecting to double hang where possible)

● Monitor or projector and DVD player if showing the 30-minute documentary film in the gallery space

Programming
● Artist's daughters or grandchildren available for speaking engagements, public or private exhibit tours (e.g., board members and major donors), special events and docenttraining

● 30-minute documentary film, Through the Eye of the Needle, available for film festivals and public audiences at 50% screening fee discount during the period of the exhibit
● Available for sale (at wholesale and on consignment):
--- Award-winning book, Memories of Survival
--- DVDs of Through the Eye of the Needle
--- Postcards of selected artworks

Rental Fee/Other Expenses
● $200 per week with $800 minimum
● Transit (inbound and outbound) shipping expenses 
● 50% deposit required to confirm dates
● $200 honorarium for artist's daughters or grandchildren if invited for speaking and docent training (plus reasonable travel expenses)

For inquiries and booking information, contact:

Betsy Simon Cowan, Program & Engagement Director
Betsy@artandremembrance.org or http://www.artandremembrance.org/contact
cell (210) 896-3116 or office (301) 654-7286